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Inspired by the Avatar thread! Only with more stuff to talk about and a more practical title!

On a scale of 0 to 10, Rate the Layout Above You!

Shameless copypasta and edit of Rate the Avatar Above You rules:

1. Give a reason when rating a layout!
Don't just post 10/10 or 0/10, make sure you give a commentary about the layout explaining why you liked it or disliked it. You can also give advice on how to improve the layout. As much as the purpose of the thread is to show of layouts, please don't post barring commentary on the above layout just to show off yours.

2. Do NOT excessively post here!
If you post here all the time people won't have anything more to say about your layout, and neither will you about others' layout. A general rule of thumb is to never rate someone's layout more than once and let at least six people reply to this thread before you post again. Also, don't change your layout solely to post in this thread.

3. If you're not using a layout, please do not post here!
Like seriously. Why would rate someone's layout when you don't even have a layout for the next person to rate?

4. Filler rule!
I mistakenly forgot to renumber this, so I accidentally skipped no. 4! Too lazy to edit the numbers.

5. Do not just post a description of the layout above you!
Posting that is a good idea, especially for those with randomized layouts, but you must also describe what you think of the layout. Elaborate on it. Put some effort in it besides boring "HURR DURR IT LOOKS AWESOME".

6. Do not disable your layout!
This is self-explanatory! You may disable your layout if and post the code, though.

7. Do not disable ninja protection!
Ditto.

8. I despise back and forths!
Read rule number 2!

9. Keep in mind you are rating layouts!
Do not go off-topic by criticizing something else entirely. Do not rate a layout lowly because of your personal bias towards a character or some aspect of the layout.

10. This is also a show-off thread, by the way!~
Show off your layout! If you have neat quote or code boxes, make a post sample of them!
No offense to you Punk, but I really dislike your layout. I don't like the manga/comic text - it's fine for small passages, but things like big posts doesn't treat my eyes well. I also dislike how it is completely black/white - again, it's a nice idea, but I don't think it looks well. I do like the picture you have in the bottom-left corner though.

4/10.

- BlackMageMario
8/10

Liking the layout. The trasparence-thingy of the image is amazing. Maybe if there were more decorating stuff or images it would be even better.

Overall, a nice layout.#smw{:peace:}
I'm going to be as harsh as possible.

The main attraction is the Touhou(?) character. I have never played Touhou and probably never will, so this character looks like a stereotypical anime character to me. She's got big, red eyes and long, black hair. Her mouth and nose are microscopic in comparison to her eyes and are barely noticeable in the first place because they blend in so well with her face. She must really love mints, though, because her outfit is colorized exactly like one. I'm not sure what's behind her; they could be either wings or a cape. Regardless, they appear to be able to rip through the fabric of time and space. She can create energy balls with her fingertip and has a baseball bat for an arm. In general, it's one of the most overdesigned characters I've ever seen. I'm going to say it was a strange choice.

Next, the background. The background is a flaming... thing. I don't know what it is. The color scheme totally conflicts with the character and to me, at least, it's incredibly irrelevant to the character.

The post box is also pretty terrible. It has rounded edges and stylized text floating above it that says "Silvandre" (which is hard to see against the background), and it's semi-transparent, which puts more focus on the ugly background. Your signature box is no better: it's filled with distracting userbars (which are littered with even more anime characters) with fading colors. It's also got plenty of irrelevant text, which makes it taller than the post box itself.

Oh, and let's not forget the random CAUTION tape. It totally needs to be there.

0/10 One of the worst layouts I've ever seen.
7/10 - Good

While not groundbreaking in any way, you managed to make a stylish yet subtle layout that is pleasing to the eyes. The colors are properly coordinated to your Homestuck character, though his/her/its skateboard is too bright imo compared to the rest of the layout. Overall a solidly designed layout.
6.5/10

It's a bit too simple, the design of the layout, looks like it has been done with a layout generator, not too much, also looks like you're using a <br> tag in your header (not sure about this), what's a bit strange at my view point, but well, it's one of your first layouts, so it's nice.

Quick edit: Sarco, where's the rule 4?
7/10.

You have a simplistic layout design-wise, but it looks very good. It's not harsh on the eyes and easy to read. It's focused on one theme, and that makes it looks pretty consistent.
This post is irrelevant to the discussion, and is just me making things clear. Rate Amos' layout.

Originally posted by MolSno
The main attraction is the Touhou(?) character. I have never played Touhou and probably never will, so this character looks like a stereotypical anime character to me. She's got big, red eyes and long, black hair. Her mouth and nose are microscopic in comparison to her eyes and are barely noticeable in the first place because they blend in so well with her face. She must really love mints, though, because her outfit is colorized exactly like one. I'm not sure what's behind her; they could be either wings or a cape. Regardless, they appear to be able to rip through the fabric of time and space. She can create energy balls with her fingertip and has a baseball for an arm. In general, it's one of the most overdesigned characters I've ever seen. I'm going to say it was a strange choice.


This is a thread to rate layouts. What you're doing here is criticizing something else entirely. New rule: Bias shouldn't be part of your rating.
Skip this post.

Originally posted by Punk Sarcophagus
This is a thread to rate layouts. What you're doing here is criticizing something else entirely. New rule: Bias shouldn't be part of your rating.

The point of this game is to criticize the aesthetics of the layout, no? I'm pretty sure the character used counts as aesthetics. There was no bias involved. Just because I've shown a dislike of anime in the past doesn't mean I automatically hate anything drawn in that style, I was criticizing the character because the overdesign brings down the entire layout (which is mediocre even without it).
amos your layout is sex. the purple color scheme you used is very eye-pleasing, and i like how the post box is sort of outlined into the bg. random loltext on right is a great addition as well. i have nothing to say in regards to improvements; you havent changed it in a while, and i say keep on using it

10/10
Signature
Ladida, I like how you mixed the colors in your layout, especially the BG, almost everything goes well in your layout, also the anime girl thingy goes well too but the next time you must include a naked girl

8/10
It's ok-ish. The design itself is pretty good although a tiny bit generic, and the background is rather ugly to me. The images inside the postboxes are rather amusing, though, and I have no idea who that girl is.

6/10


E: adding layout manually
YouTube / Fortaleza Reznor / PM

School has begun. Don't overwhelm me with requests or PMs.
Your layout is pretty neat, however it is very plain. All there is is the color red with a red guitar. Now I know this is supposed to be something that correlates to "Gibson: Dark Fire", however, Fire can also be many other colors. You should add some yellow or orange to the gradients.

Pretty neat. 6/10.
Ugh, ninj'd.

That Cave Story layout looks sexy, with a very nice ambiance, although I've never played Cave Story. I know what the game looks like, though, which I think is fairly enough for me to say that. Anyway, both the images in the left and in the right add to the ambiance without distracting much. Overall it feels "fresh".

The text boxes have the right transparency settings, but I think the text has a bit too much shadow. Also the text margins/padding is kinda low (too close to the borders). It's still quite easy to read though.

And finally, random IRC quotes in the sig box aren't much appealing to me.

8/10
Ah, mockingod. Your layout has been the same for quite a while, and it's always pleasing to the eye. The colourscheme is easy on the eyes, the imagery all conforms to the same overall theme, and the round corners just add to how nice it looks.

10/10


The extreme border is quite strange, with the transparency, in my opinion. Also, your layout seems to be a little hard on tired eyes. I like how it lights up when you mouse over it, though.

6/10

This is a thing that's happening, now. Achievements in old video games.
Thank you for the layout, Erik557.
Man, I wish this would've worked. Oh well.
If not for respect, but dramatic effect, take on the face of Guy Fawkes.
8.5/10

Looks Basic but, I remember a RPG window because of images (or BG)
like Final Fantasy mystic quest (or not #w{xD})

A decently layout idea. but your sig is waaaay to big as it takes up most of your post, which is technically a layout removal reason that isn't used as often as it should.

5/10

Oh God, my layout is so old I can only imagine whats coming to me. I need a new one :V
Layout by LDA during C3.
First, I'll rate Lightvayne's layout.

While you are right in saying this layout is really old Lightvayne (:V), it's also very good. I like how your name is at the top of your post box; it's pretty cool (and I bet people would love for me to have it, considering I put -BlackMageMario at the end of each of my posts (MANUALLY)(again, :V)).

The background is also pretty cool; I like the red gradient streaking through the black background. And I've always liked the Sonic-character thing to the right of your post; it's pretty nice, and I love those shoes.

I do also like how you've included some super useful links in your sig box - even if they are old (hey, is this part of your personality or something? The oldness? *shot* (god that was pretty dickish :V))

8/10 (you only loss points for oldness (:V))

Second, I'm not sure if I do agree with rule 9; MolSno did make good points on the character and why he thinks it brings down the whole layout. While I don't agree with him, I don't think it was bias; I think it was a fair point. Things like characters, sig-boxes and there contents etc. are all parts of layouts - they should all be taken into consideration.

- BlackMageMario
9/10

I always liked your layout BMM, the Reshiram of your side image is very nice too, also one of the things I liked more is the gradient as background, but something odd happen with it, depending of the browser you're using, sometimes the gradient is "bottom to top" or "right to left", but doesn't matter for me.

Very nice layout in my opinion.
dang it why are layouts disabled in the thread review when posting

A rather subtle, tidy and not-too-distracting layout that doesn't take up more space than it needs to. I don't think it's anything people recognize you by, though, assuming that was your intention. Just a tad more color might do it good.
-> 7.5/10

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