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How to add a favicon

January 23rd, 2015
Ian Sheard
Tutorials, Web & Graphic Design

Recently I was asked how to add a favicon to my website. What is a favicon I hear you say? Favicon’s are the little image you see on your browers tabs. Favicon’s are a geat little feature to any website. It’s a great way for your clients, who will be using your site to know […]

SagePay Update: New Protocol V3.0

January 20th, 2015
Barry Muir
Shop Updates, Website Advice

We wanted to make our SagePay customers aware that the older protocols are now disabled on test gateways for all customers. Therefore please be aware that if you are testing accounts using the older protocol, you are no longer able to do so. As of December 31st, 2014, transactions were no longer allowed using older […]

How to add a new user to Google Analytics

January 5th, 2015
Colin Harrison
Tutorials

In order to track visitor statistics and website performance your Google Analytics account will need to be configured correctly. Follow these steps to successfully add a new user to your Google Analytics account Log into your Google Analytics account here: https://www.google.com/analytics Click on the admin tab located at the top of the page Navigate to […]

Design Jargon – simplified

January 2nd, 2015
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Graphic Designer here at Media Street I sometimes get asked by clients what I mean by certain speak regarding design. So I decided to put together a basic guide: Bleed If you want a design or photograph to be printed right to the very edge of the paper without a white gap, you need […]

Design Inspiration

December 23rd, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Graphic Designer here at Media Street I find the first step for a new project can be the key to the rest of the project – attaining the style and feel. This can often be an extension of a clients branding, but if I have a new client to design for I would have […]

Letterpress & Screenprinting Style Design

December 22nd, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

Here at Media Street we like to keep on top of what’s happening in the design world and like everyone else, we can’t help but notice that there is a huge trend for retro wooden letterpress and screenprinted style design. When I was at art college we had a room full of metal type and […]

5 Great Seasonal Infographics

December 17th, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

Infographics are a great way to learn something as they keep the readers interest visually and usually contain some well researched information that you didn’t know before. Whilst getting some inspiration prior to designing Media Street’s new Christmas Infographic, I stumbled across these gems and thought I would share them with you:   The Big […]

How Marketing to Emotions can Boost your Business

November 3rd, 2014
Emma Thomas
Marketing, Website Advice

We’re surrounded by marketing all day, every day. Whether it’s a television advertisement, a poster or simply branded packaging, wherever we look we will find something trying to sell us something else. These adverts of many forms can prompt an array of emotions as we encounter them, from trust, to amusement, to passion. However, recent […]

Creating Master Pages with InDesign – 5 easy to follow steps

October 30th, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Head of Graphic Design at Media Street I occasionally have to design multiple page documents. I always knew that Adobe InDesign had the feature to enable automatic page numbering, but only just got around to learning how to apply it, as usually when a job like that turns up it is needed in a […]

Ten Ways a Graphic Designer can Transform your Business

October 10th, 2014
Emma Thomas
Web & Graphic Design

When searching the web, we typically see all manner of design, from the simple to the complex, the subtle to the bold and everything in between. A great design will tap into the essence of the brand it is showcasing and reflect its unique qualities in the best possible light, whilst being visually engaging and […]