Blog Review: Always Ten List of JR Plaza
Blog Title: Always10 - Top 10 List Collection ( )
Owner: JR Plaza
Genre: Reference
Platform: Blogger
Description: Always10List is a reference blog that collects 10 (ten) list from different website references, contributors, readers and other media resource partners.

Cross-Browser Test: Tested on the Following Browsers

  • ✓ FF 8.X
  • ✓ Safari 5.1.4
  • ✓ Chrome 17.X
  • ✓ IE8
  • ✓ IE7
  • ✓ Opera Mini
  • ✓ Dolphin Browser

Things Worth Mentioning

  • CSS file is an external file - one of most advised solution for faster loading of pages
  • simple and corporate looking blog
  • clever way of placing of ads

Things that Need Attention

  • spacing issues - the above the fold section talks about nothing, all I see are ads, on the other hand, too many blank spaces below
  • hover background - personally, I'm not a fan of this one but what makes it bad can be seen on the footer part where the hover background doesn't mixed well with your font color
  • too many H1 on one page - Usually, H1 is used for site title only and it is advisable to only have one H1 per page

Tips from BTT

Note that this tips are just suggestions given by the author, following it is just an option
  1. Avoid using elements with the same IDs (see your breakingNews div, it has been used twice)
  2. Avoid using hover background color, it is an obsolete way of showing a link. You may change the font's color instead
    Blog Review: Always Ten List of JR Plaza

  3. Menu on Chrome breaks when you zoom in and out. You may want to add this CSS to fix it:

    Blog Review: Always Ten List of JR Plaza
     display: inline-block;
     width: 960px;
  4. Breaking News left spacing is needed. If you really meant to do this then it's fine, else use the following CSS:

     padding-left: 10px;
     width: 950px;
  5. What is the ellipsis for?? I don't think that it is a part of any design, so I think it would be best to remove it.

    Blog Review: Always Ten List of JR Plaza

BTT's Opinion for Always10List

Design 3/5 ★★★★★
Personally I think that the design was too simple. It looks too corporate and clean. I'm seeing a very mashable[dot]com inspired blog which gives me a way to compare both designs and thus making Mashable more elegant because of it's European style of colors. One thing to point too is, I'm not a fan of serif using fonts like Times New Roman, it's like a retro approach that is already obsolete. An Arial or Tahoma might look better on it in my opinion.

Content 4/5 ★★★★
I'll give a higher point for this one. Most of the post are really good and worth reading. The contents though tackles a wide variety of listings from Entertainment to News up to General Information. This wide variety of topics yet still leaning on the "Top 10 list" makes this blog attractive for different readers.

Branding 5/5 ★★★★★
I love the branding. Colors are chosen properly in my opinion, logo of a graph is perfect for the listing, title and description fits the content.

Audience Impact 4/5 ★★★★
If I'm gonna based it on the social aspect, Always10List really got the attention of the public. Other than that, since the content tackles different topics, audience tends to become picky on their subject and avoid reading other posts.

Guest Judge Opinion for Always10List

For today's guest judge, we invited "The Undertaker" to review the site. She is a Web Designer and a Site Quality Checker for a private company in the Philippines. Here are her comments:

DISCLAIMERThe views expressed in comments by the guest judge published on this blog site are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of Beneath the Tree, nor do they represent the views or opinions of, or any entity of, or affiliated with

Design 2/5 ★★★★★

Blog is too compressed. There are not enough spaces to breathe. More particularly the homepage

I think there are too much texts for the eyes to take and focus at, NAKAKALULA!
There should be at least a color-separator between main content container and the sidebar (like article page where paragraphs are inside a lightblue box which is better for the eye to separate content to sidebar).

Social Icons
Also, the icon for number of shares is too big and eye catching more than the article titles. Reader's don't really care on those numbers, why not lessen the size just like at the article page.

Content 3/5 ★★★★★
In my opinion, I don't find it interesting enough as compared to other site that lists the same thing. I prefer a visual approach on this genre than text.

Branding 2/5 ★★★★★
Logo is an obvious combination and copycat of Yahoo! and MSN messenger

Audience Impact 3/5 ★★★★★
It looks like an auction site for me due to the huge banner and ads.

So that's it, again this is just a friendly review from BTT. We aim for a better site and not to insult the owners and administrators. Whether you follow our tips and suggestions depend on your decision. Ciao!

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  1. Geez... Thanks for the extensive review on my blog. I really appreciate it. Your a great critic and I like the straight-forward-comments stuff. Bookmarked! :)

  2. welcome JR, hope we helped you on your blogging experience :)

  3. Really fantastic post, I always looking for such kind post that provide best info like this one Web Design Michigan 

  4. wow what a wonderful site! like it you guyz you are doing a wonderful work thanks,html5 media player

  5. Galing :) Intensive na review .. Good Job BTT

  6. Woah! What a review! I wonder what would be the results if I submitted my blog.

  7. aws,,n ot a very good review .that means the site needs a lot of improvement on design and content wise. Now, I definitely have a  not only 2nd thought but many thought of submitting  my site. Good Job Aj and "the Undertaker"

  8. Wow! I never knew BTT is on website review! I agree with some of the given inputs, especially about the ads. I submitted my own blog for review. Been very busy lately, but with someone able to look at my blog and point out the needed improvement, I'll be glad to know them!

  9. well, the site was good but good isn't just enough sometimes :)  Thanks for dropping by Ms. Tess

  10. you'll have your review soon enough John :)

  11. glad that you like my new portion here at BTT :)

  12. we'll be glad to review your site Sir Tristan :)

    Thanks for dropping by

  13. Whoa, is this for real? I visit Always10 and the site looks great. The sad part here is that the review was a nonsense and the fact that the other reviews in this site are mild which actually not a comparable to always10. 

    http://www.always10list.com the difference Mr. Reviewer?You should do some rampage reviews on the others. I totally disagree with this review, the site deserves more.

  14. Hello xierelle, I'm jrplaza the owner of always10list[dot]com and I really appreciate your concern though I think the review about my site is true. BTW the reviewer is a close friend of my mine so don't be too harsh on him. :) peace.

  15. Well, that's why it's called "comment" which you can take as "opinion". I think everyone has different point of view and what might be good for you might not be good for others. Maybe you should try to be guest judge too so you'll have your OWN opinion (review) posted here. Anyway, it's your opinion as well... but it's polite to respect other's.

  16. Wonder what's in here and I got this reply. That's my point, my OPINION anyway that's also the reason why they have this comment section in this review to review what the reviewer should also point out. SEE.THE.POINT? To point out "Respect" which "respect" are you slitting at? Are you the "undertaker-who-had-diz-bad-ass-review-as-if-your-great-God-of-sites"? 

  17. Sorry for this dude and also I'm pissed. Still I won't retract my opinion. Keep up doing good work and don't believe in the review coz it's not true. 

  18. So are you also the-Great-God-of-sites to say as if it's already a FACT "review is NOT TRUE" ??? I wonder... 

    So where is the "respect" and "opinion" there??? 
    And nobody said you to retract your opinion. I'm not tryin' to fight either and I'm not PISSED like you coz there is nothing to be pissed of, is there???
    Like you, this is just plain comment but at least I don't say "your opinion is NOT true", it's really really disrespectful, in MY OPINION.

    I'm also an avid fan of blogging world and I love this portion of the blog...and again i RESPECT the reviewer's opinion just how I respect and trust the author of this blog (AjiBanda) in choosing guest reviewers. Understood?

    Kudos to jrplaza, you handle criticism positively. And as for "The Undertaker", s/he just did what s/he was asked for and I think it's a very honest opinion. 

  19. Wow, Always10list is on the spotlight here. :) The review is indeed extensive though I knew the site looks good for me - I mean compared to my blog design, this one is much professional and beautiful. I might submit my blog for review.

  20. well, everyone is welcome to submit their blog ^_^