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Interview Your Web Design Clients: 3 Sets of Questions to Ask

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Interview Your Clients Before You Design Their Site Your understanding of a design project is pivitol to your success in meeting your client’s needs. Moreover, a job well done will help ensure repeat business and invaluable referrals.

However, before you take up any order for making a website, it’s important to have complete information to start on the right note. There should be easy communication between you and your clients, so that you clearly outline all expectations. Understanding each other, and asking your client some important questions will save both of you time, and reduce the chance of a project failure due to miscommunication. Moreover, it will pave way for a long and lasting business relationship.

Below are 3 sets of questions that I always ask my clients before providing a quote.

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7 Web Design Faux Pas to Avoid

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Mismatching socks with sandals would certainly register as a design blunder. Designing a website requires attention to detail and the knowledge of a few dos and don’ts. While there are many techniques to ensure a well designed and effective website, designers are still prone to making mistakes, some more common than others. Here are some of the most common mistakes that often make a huge difference.

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11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Designer

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
What questions do I ask a web designer? Most companies do not have a problem finding web designers these days with graphic and web design becoming one of the more popular college degrees. The trouble arises with finding a web designer who knows their stuff and also who can keep your information secure. Let’s face it — more and more firms are in-sourcing the development of their websites. This has lots of important benefits, with improved security being a big reason more companies are keeping web developers (and source code) in-house. Whether you want a temporary designer or one to add to your list of employees,, there are a few critical questions to be sure to table so you don’t end up with 3 months of wasted time…or worse.

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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:

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Make a Print Ready Easter Greeting Card from Scratch

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Easter is upon us, and what better way to celebrate then by sitting in front of the computer and learning new Photoshop techniques for creating festive holiday greeting cards (at least it will get you away from the Wii for a while and let your knees recover from the balance board step-ups – amirite?). By the way, if you happen across the Easter Bunny, ask him if he saw that Leprechaun that stole my vodka last week. Anyway, today’s tutorial will show you how to design most of the Painted Egg Greeting Card.

You can download the Painted Egg Greeting Card with full PSD source in BoxedArt’s members section, as well as thousands of other website templates and web design products. Get a membership here. (more…)

Draw a Clip-on Style Navigation

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Friends, are you tired of your navigation never staying up? Post-it note navigations lose their adhesiveness and fall flat, scotch tape navigation can tear up your background color and leave a sticky mess, and push pin navigations leave awful holes on your website! Now, you can have a tidy clip-on navigation that will stay up as long as you like with no messy glue or ugly holes left behind! All you will need is a copy of Adobe Illustrator, a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, and a hatchet as sharp as the devil himself.

Required Items:

Adobe Illustrator, a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, and a hatchet as sharp as the devil himself

You can download the Nature Care Template and it’s tidy clip-on note navigation, 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…)

Create a Fantasy Village Suitable for the Smurfs

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

WARNING: This tutorial will increase the chances of a Gargamel attack on your website. Today we learn to create a mushroom-hut fantasy village suitable for habitation by the Smurfs, as seen the Fantasy Village Template.

You can download the Fantasy Village 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…)

Create an Interstellar Winter Sports Scene

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

We swear that this template was designed long before we saw the Winter Olympics/Sean White snowboarding in space commercial. Now, you too can take extreme sports to the limits in today’s lesson, which showcases a variety of astronomical effects, placing athletes on an alien world, in the Interstellar Sports Template.

You can download the Interstellar Sports 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…)

Faking a Dental Ad: From Gorgeous to Gross – Reverse Cosmetic Dentistry

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

You’ve seen those dental ads – the ones where they take a wicked nasty smile and make it look kissibly fresh. Are the dramatic changes in the patient’s once monstrous mouth representative of the pinnacle of dental precision or were the pictures photoshopped to perfection? We’ll probably never know, however we thought it would be fun to go the other way with this reverse cosmetic dentistry tutorial, where we made an ugly set of teeth for a dental template’s “before” photo, and kept the original spotless smile as the after in the Delicious Smile Template.

You can download the Delicious Smile 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…)


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