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Hi,

Well, it's that time of year again and with Christmas only around the corner; we thought that you might want some extra Christmas cheer (tinsel, fairy lights & baubles) to brighten up the dark, freezing cold and snow filled days before we all get our well earned holiday break!

So why not take 5 minutes out, grab a coffee or tea and spoil yourself a bit with our latest e-newsletter...

We would like to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for making 2012 a fantastic year and looking forward to working with you in 2013.

Merry Christmas!!

CHRISTMAS OPEN / CLOSE TIMES:
The studio is closed from the 23rd of December 2012 to the 5th of January 2013.

We will have access to studio email (breon@realdesignstudios.co.uk) and will try to deal with every enquiry as we can. If you need to speak with me urgently, please feel free to contact me on my mobile 07941 264 293. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Software/Online Application of the Month...
Speed up your Online Experience!

As web designers we have to test ever site we release against all modern (and not so modern ...IE) internet browsers, to make sure all technologies look the same across the board. Which brings me to the App of the Month - GOOGLE CHROME an internet browser application, it will CHANGE your online experience! Not only is it up-to-date but most of all ...it is fast!

App of the Month

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. FACT

Online Download: Get Chrome

MacGyver Tip
Bind Pages Together with a Paper Clip & a Rubber Band

If you don't have some kind of professional binding apparatus (or a stapler), you're in luck. Here is a clever binding trick that involves a rubber band and a paper clip.

The method is pretty simple to understand by just looking at the image above. You make two holes in the pages (if they aren't already there), loop a rubber band through the holes from the back of the pages, and attach each end of the band to each end of a paper clip. When you're done, the pages are bound - and it looks pretty arty, too!

You also might need to have a stiff back sheet (cardstock or cardboard) for this to work. Otherwise, if there's too much tension, the rubber bands could rip through the paper.

 

MacGyver Tip

...more from MacGyver in our next newsletter!

Services - What we do all of these? Yes we do!
We do quite a lot of exciting and different services...some might interest you.

Marketing Consultancy - Business Branding - Print & Graphic Design - Website Design & Development - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Viral Campaign Creation - Broadcast Film & Video Productions - SMS/Mobile Marketing - Live HD Video Streaming

This months selected service is:

SEO - Give your site a new years boost in the rankings
We are often asked by customers "Why doesn't my site show up for this search term?"

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the process of ensuring your site shows up for various search terms and phrases, often referred to as "Key Words". Most designers will give you a nice looking site but they have no real desire or knowledge of how to make a site rank. We often get asked to optimise great looking sites that never get seen!

REAL Specialise in offering affordable and tailored packages from as little as £50 per month.

Once we've given your site the once over we'll guarantee that you will rise in the organic rankings and see more traffic to the site as a result. Unlike a lot of SEO agencies we won't trap you into long and complex service agreements, we prefer to work on a monthly rolling contract basis - however we do ask you give us a recommended three months to embed and make the required changes. For further information on our SEO Services please email here, or call us on 01482 212200

Use this offer code (RES3O_2013) before 31st Jan 2013 and get 10% off your SEO costs.

Some other images from the studios this month:

Jobs of the month

CHRISTMAS GIFT
Tweet or Facebook share this newsletter (by clicking the buttons below) and you will be entered into our Christmas draw! The prize: an SEO boost for your website - 500+ site links, social bookmarks, pings and backlinks - worth a whopping £150.00

5% Offer

* All TWEETS and SHARES will be put into a randomizer and one lucky user will be selected and will be informed within 2 weeks from date of newsletter.

Hot Tips

Hot Tips (Industry Insider Tips)

Win + E - Windows Explorer
Ctrl + S - Save, Save and Save!
Win + Tab - Cycle through taskbar buttons
Alt + F4 - Close active window; Application, Program
PrintScreen - Copy screenshot of current screen to clipboard
Shift + Delete - Delete selected item(s); bypass Recycle Bin

...HOT, HOT, HOT!

 

Website of the Month
OhLife - Write to your future self.

Whilst jumping from one site to the next via STUMBLE.com (which is a great site in its own right), I stumbled on this site. A lovely, elegant way to email yourself in the future! Sounds perhaps a bit out there, but maybe you want to remind yourself of something in 10 years time or just tell your future self off, if you haven't managed to achieve everything on your life list!

Site of the Month

Whatever you would like to say to yourself - you decide on the date, add your email and write your letter...it's that easy! And you never know you might forget and then in years to come you might, just get a very interesting email from the past.

Head over to http://ohlife.com/timecapsule and write to your future self!

If you'd like more information on what services we can provide for you and your company, please feel free to give us a shout on 01482 21 22 00, 08451 662 901 or via email

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Christmas Wishes,

Breon & the REAL TEAM
REAL DESIGN

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