__eyecandy is a journal rating community. We judge based on the look of your journal, including the following things:
Are the images used in your layout, if any, of good quality? Has it been edited? If so, is the editing any good?
Does the layout feature a colour scheme that looks good? Do the colours go together or do they clash horribly? Do they match any graphics which may also be used in the layout?
Are there obvious links to things such as user info, calendar, etc? Are they made creatively or are they default?
Is the layout unique? Did the applicant make the layout themselves? Are there a lot of similar looking layouts to the applicant's on livejournal?
Is everything well balanced? Are there any horizontal scrollbars? Are the entry boxes aligned with each other, or are they all over the place?
does the layout look good overall?
You DO NOT have to have a paid account to be accepted. If you only have a simple generator with smaller boxes aligned to any side and a background plastered in there don't even bother applying.
Do not change your layout until you have been stamped! Doing this will result in rejection and possibly being banned.
So that we know you have read the rules, please put "My layout is NOT default" in the subject line! Thank you!