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Learning about Video Copyright

Posted: August 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, we attended a Meetup lecture sponsored by Atlanta Internet Video Marketing Association (ATIVMA). Copyright attorney Steve Hill of Hill, Kertscher and Wharton, LLP gave a concise and informative presentation outlining the basics of copyright infringement with regard to web videos and YouTube. 

Understanding copyright for images, text and video is an important aspect when building a website and creating marketing materials. Getting familiar with the law, legal terms, and fair use and other acts can be overwhelming. Steve Hill’s lecture and the Q&A that followed was informative and explained complicated laws, definitions and court cases.

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2014 Web Design Trends: Aesthetics

Posted: July 30, 2014

Last month on the blog, we looked at some emerging web design trends in 2014 focusing on interactivity and interface. This month, we’re back to examine more trends but this time we’ll be looking at aesthetics, visuals and appearance.

These are the top trends we’ve captured so far in 2014 with real life examples from our clients:

Monochromatic Design

There seem to be two major schools of color theory right now in web design. The first is a multicolored approach, sometimes called “hypercolor,” which works well with flat design (we’ll talk about that in a minute). The second style is a monochromatic design using variations on a shade paired with neutral tones.

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2014 Web Design Trends: Interactivity

Posted: June 30, 2014

This is part one of a series on new and evolving web design trends. We’re sharing how we’ve maximized these trends for a variety of clients.

Web design and development is always evolving. We follow and study new trends as they emerge and existing trends as they continue to morph and develop, partly because it’s interesting and also because we want to make sure the websites we develop for our clients are modern and up-to-date.

Interactivity and user interface is a huge consideration when developing or redesigning a site.  All factors — from copy to graphics to buttons and calls to action — are designed to make the website easy to understand, view and interact with on any device.

These are a few top website interactivity trends we’ve played with in 2014.

1.    Responsiveness and mobile design.

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Hughes Media Team Supports She Is Safe Fundraising Efforts

Posted: May 16, 2014
On Saturday, April 19, the Hughes Media team gathered at Aura Hair and Makeup in Roswell, GA to participate in the Change Your Look, Change A Life fundraiser and awareness event benefitting She Is Safe, which included a style package and professional headshots taken by Kelle Mac Photography
 

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Ignite Your Social Media

Posted: April 23, 2014

Hughes Media was a breakout session speaker at this year's Athens Small Business Summit at the Classic Center. President Deedra Hughes presented and was joined by Marketing Director Val Huff and SEO Editor Sara Walters for the Q&A portion of the presentation.

If you missed us at the Small Biz Summit or caught our presentation but need a refresher, check out our PDF. Thanks for joining us! 

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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Google+

Posted: March 14, 2014

In many ways, Google+ is the ugly duckling of the social media world. We think Google+ gets a bad rap. The platform’s current integration with Gmail and YouTube and potential for more of those types of unions in the future makes it a real social media powerhouse. While those integrations initially raised concerns and were a real cause for complaint, Google’s focus on expanding its social services and interactive abilities make the platform different and more innovative than others. Here are 6 things you didn’t know Google+ could do. 

1.      Format your posts.

Ever wanted to emphasize something in a status update? Most platforms leave you with asterisks as the only option, except Google+. You can bold, italicize and even strikethrough entire words or phrases with quick and easy coding.

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