3rd May 2013 0 comments
Gloucester Road in 1925 and today, via Bristol Culture

We've enjoyed the Spring sunshine this week and seeing Bristol's outdoor scene gearing up for summer. We'll also be looking out for some exotic plants emerging from the artistic floating seed garden in the floating harbour next to Castle Park. There are constant changes and additions to Bristol's scenery, and it's interesting to look back at how things have changed on the streets of Bristol: then and now. Bristol today is proud of its many independent companies, festivals and food outlets; we've noticed that Bristol Temple Meads is now offering up some great food choices for train passengers including Chomp.

This week at GWS we've been working for clients including the National Composites Centre, Clifton College and Chepstow School. We're creating new designs for fascias and guttering supplier Kents Direct and we've also been doing web work for life coaching expert Chris Kenber.

Social Media and On-line Marketing for Businesses

Recent articles have suggested that peoples on-line attention span is not nearly as great as you might hope, so if you're in need of bite size data or content to keep peoples attention, this article discusses what 'snackable content' is and how to create it.

For a more comprehensive look at how to approach website content including the important of content auditing and fitting content to small scale devices, Smashing Magazine provides a detailed outline of suggested processes.

If you use Facebook and are thinking about running a competition, this info-graphic looks at the key elements to consider when putting together a Facebook contest app, such as including a share button, descriptive title and disclaimer, as well as some tips for promoting it.

If you're more interested in the business world of Twitter, there may soon be opportunities for keyword led advertising based on popular tweets which will run along the same lines as Google and Facebook ads.

For some free social media management tools, take a look at these suggestions from Socialmouths on how to manage your online reputation, which include Tweetbeep and Monitorthis.

Art, Design and Technology

The Atom bike powered charger

For any

Solar powered robot

We also liked the look of this

Recycled bottle lamps by Studio Swine 

We thought we'd end with an animation- but not the kind you might expect; this IBM animation was created by shaping and moving individual atoms into 242 images and is an insightful look into the microscopic world of atoms via the scientific tool that is able to move them.

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