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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free downloadable texture images

Found this great texture library which has over 4250 free to download, high-resolution textures:

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Disabling Skype and other softwares quickly on Start Up on a Mac

Thought I'd share this easy tip...

Skype was loading on Start Up on my Mac and I was looking for a way to disable it in Preferences or System Software etc. when I discovered the following that disables applications quickly if you have an unwanted software opening on Start Up...

Simply click and hold the software icon on your dock that is opening up - either along the bottom of your screen or up the side - and just drag up to 'Open at Login' that should untick it and it shouldn't happen again!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Does your business card work? ***Free Business Card design draw!***

A quick glance at the following business card may make you think - 'that's nice' - and on the face of it, yes, it's pretty...



...but does it work?
  • Is it legible enough for people to see your contact details?
  • Does it explain what you do, whether by image or text?
  • Is there space or a light enough area to write on it? Many people will pick up your business card at meetings/exhibitions etc. and may want to write a reminder to themselves on it for when they return to the office.
  • Is it glossy or plastic? Not a good idea for writing on if you're giving out at meetings or exhibitions
  • Is it an unusual size? Too small - it will get lost and fall out of a clutch of standard size business cards. Too big - it will get damaged and again, lost out of a clutch of standard size business cards as it will sit on it's own somewhere.
Even if you think it looks different and might stand out, sometimes it just doesn't work!

Here is a slight revamp of the above design but one which works better...



Edmonds and Hunt Advertising have 30 years experience in knowing what works and what doesn't in corporate identities and can help you with yours.

***Prize Draw!***

We are giving one lucky winner one free revamp design of their business card. We will supply you with a pdf of the artwork ready for print (one name only on the pdf - no companies with hundreds of employees please). You can then get it printed yourself or we can print it for you at a reasonable cost - quote to be given when we know quantities the winner will want.

Please send an email with business card competition in the title and a scan of your current business card to and we will draw a winner on Tuesday 26th April.

If you can't wait to see if you're a winner and would like your corporate identity looked at to see if it needs an update, or you would like a completely new logo and corporate identity designed, or if you would just like a quote for printing, please contact Caroline at Edmonds and Hunt Advertising. Tel/Fax: 01920 487728. Email: and Caroline will be happy to discuss it with you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The New You Beauty Show

Edmonds and Hunt Advertising and Houghton Communications are pleased to announce their collaboration as hosts of this exclusive show, combining over two decades of experience of advertising and event management.

Sunday June 19th 2011. 11am - 5pm at The Hertford Theatre, Hertford.

Tickets £4 prior to the event available from, Hertford Theatre Box Office or £5 on the day

A percentage of the profits will be donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

The New You Beauty Show is aimed not only at the successful wedding exhibition audience for brides to be to look their best on the day but extending to any member of the public who has an interest in health, beauty and wellbeing. The New You Beauty Show will exhibit high end beauty products and procedures, skincare treatments, relaxation therapies, spa and wellness clinics, health and nutrition, weight management, hair and nails, fitness centres, fashion and accessories and many more ‘Looking Good’ and ‘Feeling Good’ products and services. Visitors will be able to take home a wealth of literature, free samples and invaluable advice. There will be goodie bags, raffles, competitions and plenty more! So come along for an enjoyable day!

The Show will be held in the auditorium of the all new refurbished Hertford Theatre which has a gallery, cafe bar and excellent facilities. There is ample parking in Hertford which is free on Sundays and there are two railway stations within walking distance.

Please see the website for more information:

Exhibitors: 40 stands at £95. Download the exhibitor information pack and booking form

Prize Draw! Exhibitors returning their booking forms with deposit before April 10th will be entered into a draw on the day to get the cost of their stand reimbursed

See links:

Houghton Communications Report

County Weddings Magazine

Beauty Finder

Ward Times

Free Beauty



Come and have a 'beautiful' day out!

Friday, March 18, 2011

How to disable image downloading on flickr

Disabling image downloads on flickr makes it harder for people to access your files.

Please be aware that it is not impossible for people to download them but just makes it harder - so is a deterrent only.

On your flickr 'home' page there is a blue tab underneath the flickr logo at the top of the page called 'You'. To the right of this there is a little grey arrow. Click on the grey arrow and scroll down to 'Your Account'. Personal information will be highlighted in pink at the top and next to that there is a tab called 'Privacy & Permissions'.

Click on 'Privacy & Permissions' and the first heading under the pink 'Global Settings' is 'Who can access your original image files?'. Over to the right of this heading is an underlined 'edit'.

Click on 'edit' and highlight the button 'Only You'. Then 'Save' the page.

All done. This now applies to all of your photos in your photostream in Flickr.

Monday, March 14, 2011

What are File Extensions or suffixes?

File extensions or 'suffixes' are a very crucial part of the computer world. Without file extensions, some operating systems will have problems in recognizing and organizing files.

File extensions/suffixes are markers which inform us and the computer what source application a specific file is associated with. Mostly, these are combinations or abbreviations designed by the developer of the application which created the file.

You may name a file image1 but it needs a file extension/suffix after it for the computer to recognise the application which the file was created in. These are signified with a dot and a number of digits after it

For example: If it is a Photoshop document the suffix would be image1.psd
If it is a InDesign document, these files are associated with the .indd file extension.

Files can only be opened with applications similar to the one that was used to create the file. However, there are some exemptions. Earlier versions of Microsoft Word applications such as those released prior to the 2007 version are provided with the file extension .doc and Microsoft Word 2007 documents are saved with file extensions .docx which is an extended XML format of word documents. Though developed by the same company and with similar standards, earlier versions of Microsoft Word will not be able to open files with extensions .docx unless provided with the compatibility software. However, backwards compatibility is mostly supported by newer software applications.

Here is a link to a site that gives file associations and related file types:

Hope I've explained it right and easily for you!

Friday, March 11, 2011

What is a vector image simply described?

• Vector images have infinite resolution meaning no matter how large you expand or how small you make the image, it will always show smooth, clear edges and details.

• The file sizes are usually very small.

• The image remains editable as long as it remains in a vector format.

Here is a link in more detail but I thought I'd just give you 3 of the main definitions above for quick information...

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Ever wondered what that little custom icon is that appears next to a website's URL in the address bar of a web browser or on the left of a tab? It's called a favicon.
An example of a favicon is at the top of this page - you can see the little orange and white 'B' square three times - once at the top of this page, once to the left to the website address and once in the tab at the top.

Here is a link of how to add one to your website/blog etc.

I have done it on this website that I have created here: (Not sure whether it's showing on Internet Explorer though - I know it's showing on Firefox which is what I use - may have to update it if not)

Note to self: must remember to do it on my own website! lol!!