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Hi, Merry Christmas!

So it's that time of year again; we are all running around buying knickknacks to fill stripy Christmas stockings, trying to wrap that bottle of wine as a cleverly disguised cracker and trying not to eat all the mince pies before the 25th.

So take 5 minutes out, grab a coffee or tea and spoil yourself a bit with our latest e-newsletter...Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

With our help, you can cross Christmas cards off from your to-do-list, as we have a free eCard creator that you can use. Your card can be emailed, downloaded, printed and/or shared via social media - so hit up the link, upload your good looking mugshot, style it out and save. Christmas cards done!

Make my eChristmas Card!

CHRISTMAS OPEN / CLOSE TIMES:
The studio is closed from the 23rd of December 2016 to the 4th of January 2017
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, please feel free to contact me on my mobile 07941 264 293. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

App of the Month
Watch 360 Videos And Photos In VLC Player

360 videos have not yet become mainstream but 360 photos are slowly becoming popular. It takes only a reasonably good phone to capture a 360 photo. Viewing a 360 photo or video for that matter isn't as simple. You can view the photos and videos easily on your mobile device or on YouTube but media players have not yet caught up with this new video format. VLC however is ahead of the pack. The VLC 360 technical preview is now available and it lets you view both 360 videos and photos.

360 Videos

You must have a 360 video to play before you try out the feature with this VLC build. The build page has a sample video you can download for the first test drive if you don't have a video to try it with.

Site of the Month

Simply open the video in the VLC 360 Technical Preview and you will be able to pan around by clicking and dragging your mouse over the video.

360 Photos

The technical preview also lets you view and pan around a 360 photo. To view the photo, hit Ctrl+O. In the 'Open File' box, select 'All Files' from the file type drop-down. Select your 360 photo. If you don't have one, VLC has a sample photo that you can download to try the feature out.

The photo will start to play. Click the pause button and then click and drag your mouse over the photo to pan around. If you do not hit the pause button, the photo will remain on your screen for a few seconds and then disappear. This is the media playing functionality of VLC interfering. Just pause the photo and pan around for as long as you like.

Link: Website

MacGyver Tip
Erase Sticker Gunk?

Ever tried to get stickers off of something, and thirty profanity-laced minutes later, you're no further then when you started? Pink erasers to the rescue!

For instance, say you used to have a Tony Blair bumper sticker on your laptop case...hypothetically. There's some pretty nasty residue left over, but a simple pencil eraser session should do the clean-up trick...hope this helps you out of that "sticky" situation...

...more from MacGyver in our next newsletter!

 

MacGyver Tip

Some exciting projects we have be working on
Quick snippet of what we have been up to over the last few months!

Carp Reims Exhibition
We were asked to develop a website to sell online tickets for an event in the middle of France for 2017. The exhibition needed a digital solution for ticket sales as well as tracking and entrance on the weekend of the event.

Hygeno
Hygeno asked us to create some 3D product renders to show their glazed privacy vision panels in situations, technical references via print & online.

Jobs of the month

Michael Thacker
British sculptor Michael Thacker wanted a simple, gallery driven website to show his distinctive, abstract sculptures, which are made from local limestone and 24 carat hand-beaten gold leaf.

Bruce & Butler
Bruce & Butler are a data protection compliance and consulting company, they offer a complete and comprehensive service in the emerging Data Protection sector. All aspects of Bruce & Butler's online and offline marketing is via REAL.

Hygeno Michael Thacker Carp Reims Bruce & Butler

For further information on our services please email or call us on 01482 21 22 00

Hot Tips

Hot Tips (Industry Insider Tips)

Ctrl + Shift + Arrow - Select a block of text
Windows Key + D - Display and hide the desktop
Windows Key + M - Minimize all windows
Ctrl + Shift + N - Create a new folder
Alt + Enter - Display properties for the selected item

...HOT - HOT - HOT!

 

New Years Posture
Better Posture Means More Energy at Work

The art of sitting or standing up straight might seem like something out of a 1950's etiquette class, but it actually plays an important role in staying energized and efficient throughout your day at the office. Here's why:

Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year

Health and home weblog Real Simple claims that by slouching, our body takes in as much as 30% less oxygen than we'd take in with good posture. When we sit slumped over (which is easy to do if you spend a great deal of time at the computer), we aren't just harming our posture, but our bodies' ability to keep our energy up.

Next time you you're feeling a little down in the dumps or need a little boost at work, check to see if your chin is up and your shoulders are back (or try other methods to fix your PC posture). It could mean the difference between making your workday frumpy or fabulous.

9 Energy Boosters Tips

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

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Best Wishes,

Breon & the REAL TEAM
REAL DESIGN

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