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Our 7 Favorite jQuery Template Effects

Monday, July 26th, 2010
jQuery Favorites Regular visitors of BoxedArt will have noticed the recent jQuery section on the site. If you’re still a little green to jQuery, the best way to explain it is that it is a client side scripting language (meaning that all activity occurs in your web browser, and not on the web server), and it creates an interaction between simple HTML and Javascript. What this means, is that there can be dynamic and interactive action on a website without using a scripting resource that requires a browser plug-in, such as Flash or Swish. It also lets you use simple HTML text within the content, so it doesn’t require additional software to manage a site.

Anyway, for those of you that don’t need the lesson and are here for the eye candy, below you’ll find a list of our 7 favorite jQuery scripts and effects that we have used in our new jQuery template category so far:


50 Ways to Earn Commissions

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
The BoxedArt affiliate program is offering a special increased commission rate of 35% (usually 25%) through Halloween (October 31, 2010). We’re also giving high performing affiliates (affiliates that provide a dozen or so sales per month and/or 75+ hits or so a day), the opportunity to permanently retain their rate. To help in promoting your affiliate links, we’ve assembled a large group of our banners, and have composed a list of promotion ideas to the tune of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”


A Decade of Design Evolution

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Web design styles have been evolving rapidly in recent years, and the design industry has sprouted up like an over watered Chia Pet, incubated in an industrial green house, and crammed full of Miracle Grow laced with crystal meth. I clearly remember the time (circa 1990′s) when the only sites available to help you put up your website were along the lines of and You got a basic script that did mostly what you wanted, hacked away at it, and tried to figure out how to make some sort of basic layout nesting and re-nesting tables until finally a family of birds moved in.

Themes? Templates? Skins? There were a few “free template” sites around back then, but they were fairly obscure, and commercial templates were virtually non-existent. A script came with one look – plain, and if you wanted to change it, you spent a few weeks in Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop pasting together graphics and inserting rotating gifs. If you have no idea what I’m talking about then you haven’t been webmastering until sometime in the 2000′s when starting up a site had become easier and prettier.

Since commercial template design entered the scene in the 2000′s, the styles on the market have been constantly changing, especially over the last few years. Below, we’ve compiled a comparative sampling from 2001 through 2010 showcasing the evolution of designs. You’ll be shocked at where we started with our layouts and just how far we’ve come.

How it Was Made – BoxedArt Website Design Tutorial

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

We’re proud of our new website design that has been painstakingly developed for We’ve poured months into the design, content, and programming in order to re-launch the best possible service, and now we’re showing the secrets of how all of the eye candy was made. So without further ado, here is a step by step guide on how our shiny new layout was developed in Photoshop.

Alright, let’s start with design…



New Photo Set: Lets Go to the Movies

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

A new premium Themed Set is available for download on The photo series is a movie themed set that was photographed at a movie theater which was closed down exclusively for our photo shoot. The series takes place in various locations across the venue in including the ticket line, box office, concession stand, lobby, projection booth, the theater itself, and of course the interrupting ushers. Several preview images of the set can be found below:

View the full photo series here.

Write for Us and Get Exposed!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
The BoxedArt blog is growing like a weed! Although this section of BoxedArt is new compared to the 8 year history of, we have regular readers coming back each week for helpful and hilarious information. To keep our readers satisfied, we’re looking for some guest contributors to submit their writing to be published on our blog. If you think you might have the stuff to contribute, here’s what we’re looking for in what we publish:


Tutorial: Create a Pattern Background with Photoshop

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Ever see those cool photo effects where it looks like the image has been curled upwards like the page of a book? Well, here, in this tutorial you can learn to create this very same photo curl effect to use on your own website photos.

Check out the tutorial here.

Hot New Themed Set – Punk You Up

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Another fine addition added to today – a Themed Set named “Punk You Up”. This new set can best be described as sexy, punky, and grungy. A small taste of the set is below:

Check out the full update at stockedphotos here.

Sidebar addition at HTMLforums

Friday, May 29th, 2009

A sidebar column was added at today which contains RSS feeds, a latest posts direct link, twitter and blog link, as well as an ad column. Further enhancements are underway.

New “All Terrain” Themed Set on

Friday, May 29th, 2009

A new Themed Set was added to today called “All Terrain“. The set is a highly stylized landscape and cityscape photo shoot. Many additional updates are being prepped for stockedphotos as well, so stay tuned.

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