Welcome to Behind the Layout, also known as BTL or simply Beetle! My name is Emma, and I've been running Beetle since August 2014. Here I hope to provide you with what you need to make your corners of Neopets look exactly how you want them, whether by using (or editing) one of my premade layouts or following a tutorial to create your own. Everything here is designed for your benefit; please feel free to take it, change it, frankenstein a completely new creation out of it - it's all there to be used!

Beetle is eternally in motion with new sections being added and new premades being premade. If there is something you would like me to cover or clarify in any section, or something new you'd like to see, please let me know!



Any comments or ratings are much appreciated!


News and Updates
Beetle updates at the weekends. Sometimes small, sometimes large, but always something new.
Newest Tutorial

Newest Premade

Newest Resource

25th April 2015 19th April 2015
Previous updates have been cleared.
Site-wide Rules
Beetle operates under an open source policy - anything of mine on Beetle is yours to use as you wish. You do not need to provide credit, but it is much appreciated, and you can use the code for whatever you like - including your own premades (although for premades, please bring something new to the layouts, whether graphics or coding).

That being said, please be respectful of any content used in the tutorials or premades from other sites; if they ask you to credit, then you must credit.

Requests
Request a tutorial
You can request a tutorial for any graphics technique, coding topic or layout, even if I have not previously covered a similar area. Just describe the effect you are aiming for as clearly as you can, and I'll ask if I need to clarify anything else!
Request a premade
I do not make personalised layouts by request, but you can ask for a premade either in an existing style or a new design. In your neomail, you can specify as much or as little as you like, whether it's a vague theme or a specific image and structure.
Request a resource
Here you can request simple graphics, such as backgrounds (or a background recolour), and pre-coded elements such as css buttons or headers. Again, be as specific or vague as you like; if I need to ask for more details from you, I will.


Please give me a few days to respond, but if you think I haven't seen your neomail then feel free to resend.

Current Requests
  1. Current requests have been cleared.

All requested tutorials and any layouts added to the premade sections of Beetle are free for anyone to use. Any one off requests put up here such as bug fixes or individual layouts are for sole use of the requester, and will be removed once they have been picked up. I do not keep the code for these, so please make sure you have it somewhere safe!



Beetle's Hall of Fame
Here you can see what amazing layouts have been made using the tutorials in this guide. Have a gander and be inspired!

If you've made something using one of Beetle's tutorials, I'd love to see; send me a neomail and I'll feature your layout in the Hall of Fame.

Mystorial's Petlookup

Kretar's Petlookup

Bluefurwarriors's Anchored Userlookup

Vexlica's Banner Userlookup

Aimierre's Anchored Userlookup





Buttons link back to their creators
Recommended Sites
SWFs and Graphic Resources
Backgrounds and Web Resources
CSS and HTML Resources
Credits




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