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.


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.


#SoCon14 – A Recap of Our Social Media Conference Experience

Posted: February 25, 2014


On February 22, President Deedra, Marketing Manager Val and SEO Editor Sara made their way to the gorgeous Kennesaw State University campus to attend the Southeast’s longest running social media conference, SoCon.

The energy was infectious. Interacting in person and of course on social media, everyone in attendance was excited to be present and that positive energy invigorated the crowd, even early in the morning!


Website Rebuild to Increase Ranking in Google

Posted: February 13, 2014

We have been working closely with RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos to improve their online visibility, search engine ranking and engagement in order to find potential clients to purchase luxury properties on the islands of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.

When the real estate brokers came to us, their website was custom-built and had no easily accessible content management system. The site, while visually attractive, wasn’t functional nor was it SEO-friendly. We rebuilt the website in WordPress, improving functionality and usability. The website now also features a responsive design, so visitors can easily access and engage with the site on a multitude of different devices beyond a desktop computer.