Google search trends

Google Trends example screen shot

Ever wanted to grab a quick snapshot of who’s searching for what out there? Well now you can with a neat little tool called [Google Trends], which will give you instant search-word trend analysis, plus some useful comparison options too. It won’t do the work of a [Search Engine Optimisation – SEO] programme, but it is a great way of keeping up with trending interests online and can be useful to businesses looking to keep tabs on some of the strongest product and/or service search terms currently being used. Google’s [Inside Search] blog tells us that since launching it at… Read more »

Websites for smartphones

Close up of smart phone user

As more of us are using smartphones these days, what better time to assess whether your website is actually smartphone friendly? Does it still look good when viewed on a smartphone device… and more importantly, can you still read it ok? If you think people are happy to manually expand and horizontally scroll your content until they find what they’re looking for, then I’m afraid you’ll need to think again. With around 46% of visitors now accessing websites via their smartphones and tablets you can forget designing a website for a desktop device only… those days are over. So what… Read more »

Alzheimer’s modular exhibition stand from GGS nears completion

Shell scheme graphics for Alzheimers Research UK

Finishing touches to the exhibition stand we are building for Alzheimer’s Research UK are being applied in the GGS studio. The stand, which we will be used at conferences throughout the year, including BNA 2013 (Festival of Neuroscience), The Alzheimer’s Show and the Badminton Horse Trials will be assembled on-site by  the client. This modular construction has been specially designed with self-build in mind and our clients will be coming to the studio in a couple of days to see how it all goes together. Piece of cake!

Website design in Norwich… for NR Asphalt

Website design portfolio example

When your client happens to be the largest road maintenance, hand-laying, patching, reinstating contractor in East Anglia and is in need of a brand new website fast, you pull out the stops and get on with it! This new website design for NR Asphalt was developed and published in just two weeks, replacing an earlier one that we did for them a few years ago. The new website embraces up-to-date technology, responding to the device that is accessing it and incorporating the power of social media. It also allows the client easy access to a simple-to-use online editing control panel…. Read more »

Design apprentice for GGS

Kate Pritchard on work experience at GGS

Hi, my name is Kate Pritchard and I’ve just joined GGS on an apprenticeship scheme arranged through City College Norwich. Prior to this I have been working at Curry’s and PC World (where I still work on Saturdays) but I feel that my new job is much more suited to my skills. I finished studying my A-Levels last August, my favourite subject at the sixth form college was Media Studies as it allowed me to be creative and design my own pieces of media; such as magazine covers and horror film trailers. This was great practice for me as at… Read more »

New GGS online catalogue now available!

GGS exhibitions catalogue

In an effort to enhance the user experience of our website we can now offer access to a comprehensive range of portable display stands and accessories via this shiny new online catalogue. It is packed full of exhibition display ideas and will prove to be a very useful resource for your future exhibition project planning. Click here to view >

School delighted with Graphic Design fom GGS

Flicking through pages of Broadland Prospectus

Is that the sound of a trumpet blowing…? Here’s a testimonial we just received; thought I’d share it with you : ) ‘Broadland High School approached GGS last summer for their advice with the concept, design and production of the new school prospectus. The governors felt that the prospectus was the most important marketing tool available to show what the school has to offer to new parents and students. We invited Chris Ball (Director) to visit our school and found him to be professional and inspirational, with his clarity of perception of our ethos. GGS produced a prospectus that met… Read more »

Everyone’s a Winner!!

Photograph competition winner with prizes

Well… Not strictly true. In fact, only one person’s a winner, but it doesn’t make such a good title. Anyway; the winner in question is Jane Matthews who received the most votes in our Valentine’s I ♥ U Photo competition with her wedding day photograph which we have printed up for her as a 20 x 16″ canvas wrap as part of her prize.  She also received a fabulous box of Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles from local manufacturer Booja Booja in Brooke and an exquisite bottle of Moutard Pere et fils Rose Champagne from HarperWells in Eaton. Congratulations Jane! Don’t eat/drink it… Read more »

New modular exhibition stand commission

Stand concept for Alzheimer's Research

  Alzheimer’s Research UK have commissioned GGS to design & build a modular exhibition stand capable of being used in spaces ranging from 4 to 18 sq meters. The interactive stand which will include a plasma screen, dry wipe board, x-ray light box, nerve cell display panel and a 3d brain puzzle (sounds fun) will be used to engage the general public and health care professionals at a variety of exhibitions and conferences throughout 2013, including BNA 2013 (Festival of Neuroscience),  The Alzheimer’s Show and the Badminton Horse Trials. Further information on Alzheimer’s Research UK can be found at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Getting the best lighting for your photographs.

Blue throttle component on red background

As professional photographers, we know that how you use lighting is the single most important factor in creating exceptional images. It may seem obvious but determining the best lighting depends what the subject is, how large it is, where it’s situated and what effect you want to achieve. So what kind of effect to do you want to create?   Your subject could be a small item with an important feature to show therefore you would need to use a small, sharp light from an acute angle, to glance across the surface and show up texture. If your subject has… Read more »