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How to Create the Robot Battle Scene from the Battle Bots Template

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

There’s more to these battling bots than meets the eye! Today we’ll take some robot illustrations (source: bigstockphoto), and create a battle scene by adding in laser beams, glowing lights, and little sparks. This epic cybernetic battle was fought on our Battle Bots template as seen below:

You can download the Battle Bots Template with full PSD source files and sliced table free HTML pages for this template in BoxedArt’s members section, as well as thousands of other website templates and web design products. Get a membership here. (more…)

How to Get Links and Traffic from Forums and Blogs without Becoming a Spammy Toolbag

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
After getting a website together and up to the high standards of the Internet (cough), the next step for any webmaster (with an ounce of sense) is to begin promoting their site. The web is loaded with resources that happily explain how to promote a website, and if you’ve looked for this information then you’ve probably received guidance on such topics as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social and viral marketing, traditional ad campaigns, text link building, back linking, etc. One topic that marketing articles love to throw around is the concept of prompting your website through forums and blogs. However, if done the wrong way, your promotion attempts will do little more than make you look like a tool in front of your potential customers.

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A Step by Step Guide on How to Find Basic Information Online Using the Search Engine Website Google

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

You may have been directed to this page from a forum or Q&A website because a member of the website believes that you require further instruction on executing a Google web search to find very basic information online. Please follow the instructions below to complete the execution of your Google database website search.

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The English-Web Developer Dictionary

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Sometimes there is a communication gap during a conversation with a regular non-technical person (perhaps a website owner or a business owner with a website in the works) and someone more technically gifted, such as a website developer or programmer. Even more experienced website owners that have heard tech jargon used many times suffer this issue by misusing common terms that they believe they understand. If you find yourself in caught up in one of these communication gaps, and you just can’t seem to connect with your developer, don’t blame yourself. Instead, educate yourself in the language of a web developer with this easy to use English – Web Developer Dictionary.

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Sexy Photo Manipulations on the Trashy Lingerie Template

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Today’s tutorial offers a pulse raising plethora of photo effects that you can use to pull off poignant presentation that is bound to leave a breathless impression. To get started all you will need is a copy of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator for a few additional effects, and a pretty photo (ours is from bigstockphoto.com). These effects were used in the featured photos on all 3 pages of our Trashy Lingerie Template.

You can download the Trashy Lingerie Template, along with the full PSD source files for this template in BoxedArt’s members section, as well as thousands of other website templates and web design products.

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Box Tops WebComic – 10 Rules to Becoming a Less Irritating Designer

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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How to Draw the Overhead Lighting Navigation from the Pizza House Template

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
This tutorial will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to make a spotlight effect for use on a navigation on a website or a template (this effect was used in our Pizza House Template). The goal is to design a quaint, Italian restaurant style, hand written chalk looking menu board with charming overhead lighting.

You can download the Pizza House Template, along with the full PSD source files for this template in BoxedArt’s members section, as well as thousands of other website templates and web design products.

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How to Make the Valentine’s Day Footer on the Love Bunnies Template

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

This tutorial shows you how to design the cutesy footer from the Love Bunnies Valentine’s Day Template.

Today we are going to learn to make a cute nice footer for a Valentine theme template. When putting this footer together, you will pick up a few new tricks for your bag, including making illustrations look like stickers that have been stuck onto a design, creating a cool pattern for your background, and setting up a well balanced scene.

You can download the “Bunny Love” template, along with the full PSD source files for this template in BoxedArt’s members section, as well as thousands of other website templates and web design products.

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Should I Care if My Website is Table Based or Table Free?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Professional website designers are already familiar with concepts such as table free css div coding, table based layouts, css, html, xhtml, and valid markup. However, if you’re not yet as experienced in website design, these may all be foreign terms to you. In this post I’ll help sort out these meanings for you, explain some of the pros and cons of each style of markup, and give you the skinny on whether any of these things will really matter to your website.

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