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Merry Christmas from REAL DESIGN
Hello Breon

Here it is, granny is frantically knitting with a myriad of hallucinogenic colours and Cliff Richard has been resurrected from wherever it is they keep him during the summer.

Money and time seem to evaporate as you desperately send e mails to Amazon trying to find out what happened to all those presents you ordered 2 weeks ago in an attempt to "beat the rush this year" So allow us to present a place of calm, a place where everything makes sense (apart from the monkey thing!), a place ruled by order and beauty.

Welcome to the REAL DESIGN Studios festive newsletter...Enjoy

Christmas Office Goodies
A little helping hand in the Christmas department?

1. Need some Christmas cards quick or fancy making your own, log on to by clicking here,
then either upload your own images or browse the pre designed cards, make your selection and add
a personal message. Bingo! hit pay then wait 4-7 business days and bam you are ready for that office
party! Dont have anything to upload?? Get our card pack by clicking here, zipped and ready to upload
for printing! (must place your order by the 16/12/07 to receive it before the big day)

2. The Monkey from our MonkeyTactics has stormed our office again and made him self available to
you as a new Christmas standee...cut him out, stick him together and switch him for the angel on the
artificial office Christmas tree! Or just pop him on top of your monitor! Download and Enjoy...
FREE Christmas Goodies!!!
3. Another CUT&PASTE goodie! Here's an all new desk calendar, I know we spoil you! Download our
2008 desk calendar and revolutionise your working day! Well not really but at least you'll know what
day it is! Download Now!

4. Click here to download our Exclusive Christmas Screen Saver and give your monitor a refreshing
new look!! (sorry, havent tested it on VISTA yet and it doesnt support MAC yet, christmas has come
to quickly...)

Video Ipod ImageREAL Freebie!
So you got your new iPHONE, let
us help you fill it with video...

This month's freebie is a fantastic find!
Got a new iPHONE or iTOUCH? Or even an iPOD video? We have found the perfect FREE video convert!

Videora iPod Converter is a free iPod video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD's so you can play them on your iPod.

The software, developed by the creators of Videora, can convert all types of video files (avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD's, YouTube, etc.) into the proper video formats (MPEG-4, H.264) that play on the iPod.

Download Link:
Click Here
*All software is tested and scanned at point of testing but we are not responsible for any third party products - please read all documentation on supplier's site before installing.

Dancing Girl - Brain TestRight Brain VS Left Brain Test
Do you see the dancer turning clockwise
or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning
anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and
change the direction; see if you can do it.

Left Brain Functions
Uses logic, detail oriented, facts rule, words and
language, present and past, math and science,
can comprehend, knowing, acknowledges,
order/pattern perception, knows object name,
reality based, forms strategies, practical, safe.

Right Brain Functions
Uses feeling, "big picture" oriented, imagination
rules, symbols and images, present and future,
philosophy & religion, can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
believes, appreciates, spatial perception, knows
object function, fantasy based, presents
possibilities, impetuous, risk taking.

More Information Link:
Click Here

Mega Hair Brazil - Brazlilan Hair Extentions
New business branding.

We developed a new brand for Mega Hair Brazil, creating a very funky brazilian styled identity, then cross branding the website to have the same brazilian flavor and energy.

The site will function as a shop front for the business letting users buy products online and creating a controlled enviroment for the client to add, delete and/or edit content to maximise thier
business needs.
 Mega Hair Brazil Website

Design and Site by Breon Snowdon - REAL DESIGN
Backend by Mark Wheldon - REAL DESIGN

MacGyver Tip
Save your hard drive in the freezer...

Staying on the theme of computer hardware in your freezer...we discover that it may be ways to resuscitate the busted hard drive long enough to get a backup?

One of the methods I have read about recently is to actually remove the drive from the PC, place it in the freezer for a day, then quickly put it back in the machine and try to access it. Why does this work? Who knows, but I have read it has had some positive results...
MacGyver Tip
The blogger writes:
"If you are willing to destroy the disk and try to get some data off the drive, there is a quick hack available. Place the drive in a static-free bag then place the drive and static-free bag into a 'ziplock' bag to seal out moisture. Place this into a freezer turned to as low as possible for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, pull the drive out and immediately put it into a computer (the faster the better) that boots to a floppy and has another hard drive to transfer data to. If the drive wasn't damaged too much previously, you should be able to pull some
data off before the metal of the drive heats up and starts destroying the data storage platters.

You can repeat the process only if you shut down almost immediately and go through the 24 hour freeze process again. Chances are that the first time attempt will be the only chance to recover data."

Not Convinced and you do have a damaged drive send it to the experts - we have a fantastic relationship with ABC Data Recovery and if you send them you damage drive they will endeavour to resolve the problem. Check them out at: or call them on 0114 249 1073

Bloggers Link:
Click here to see the full artical and comments

New Brands
Princess Hair
Exclusive Hair Extentions

Princess Hair Logo

by Breon Snowdon - REAL


The New Data Company.

Data Solutions Group Logo

by Breon Snowdon - REAL


Monkey Tactics Campaign
Make a connection...
Make a connection...
REAL Email AccountsEmail Accounts
Take precautions...

As an internet company which spends every second online, the internet, email and ftp accesses is critical to our everyday business...I recently read a story of a web host provider that lost their servers in the massive fires in LA this year.

They started getting phone calls from clients asking them why their email accounts weren't working...due to the fires; their web severs had been taking offline and consequently their email had gone too.

This got me thinking; our hosting provides can guarantee that we will have email, web hosted 99.9% of the time but there is always a chance something could go a miss somewhere. So I wanted to offer a few options in case something happens:

1. All our web hosting comes with an online accesses option, to access it go to (or .com, etc.) - then use your email address (mailbox) and
 your password to gain access - just in case you are away from your office or computer.

2. Open a FREE Hotmail / Yahoo / Gmail account for your business, try get or - this will keep it inline with your
 company branding and easier for people to make the connection.

3. Make sure you copy all your contacts from your main account to your new FREE online account; so
 you can still contact them all in one swift motion.

4. If your hosting is with us you will have a Customer Control panel which will let you setup or
 configure your own passwords. Go to you will need your username and password
 (supplied by us, get in touch to get yours) Then you can configure your emails.

5. Rotate your passwords! Change your passwords every so often, keep them fresh and new!

If you need any help with regards your mail accounts or your hosting please get in touch on 01482
or send me on email:

REAL's Site of the Month
Not Simpsonize but Elfinize Your Team.

Sorta like the Simpsonize me engine, only not nearly as cool. If you fancy trying to get your family or colleagues into the festive spirit then you need to elfinize them. Upload a picture to be superimposed onto a disproportionately small body, add a personalized message and you've got an electronic singing telegram.

Bonus feature: You can record a personalized message for the card recipient, creeping out your friends even more! Here's the REAL team all elf'ed up and dancing! Click the image to see them!
REAL goes Elfing nuts!

Design by Mark Wheldon - REAL DESIGN

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 08451 662 901 or email

Thank you very much for your time, hope to hear from you soon. 

Breon Snowdon

p.s. We are devoted to creating fantastic solutions to help you sell your product and company.
Whatever the project you may be thinking of doing, give us a ring and let us help you - our advice is
completely free.

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