Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category

windows user interface button problems

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

An odd, frustrating but very easy to fix problem appeared on a old Windows 2000 Professional system recently.

The check boxes, task menu arrows and window minimise, maximise and close graphics all changed and made some aspects of the OS more difficult than usual to use. The user thought a virus  or spyware had done this but after realising that these parts of the Windows user interface are characters from a TrueType symbol font, Martlett, the solution is trivial. As in print when a font is missing, software substitutes it with another one that usually always looks odd.

The font was installed but corrupt, using a copy of Martlett from another install fixed the problem immediately. MS has something to say about this here:

luxury bed and breakfast on Skye –

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009


A beautiful guesthouse and a beautiful site!

In conjuntion with Bremner Design, we’ve created another simple but powerful WordPress based site that is easy to use and can grow as their business grows. Developed and hosted by us on GNU  / Linux systems.

greatbear analogue and digital media have moved…

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

not far though – just upstairs to a much roomier space with better natural light.

Anyone who’s visited will know how much equipment we have and this move has meant quite alot of downtime as we’re taking the opportunity to re-rack, redesign and re-wire. Anyone with existing orders will have these processed as soon as possible but please bear with us for the next week or so….

Our revised address is:

greatbear analogue and digital media
Unit 26
The Coach House
2 Upper York Street
Bristol, BS2 8QN

0117 985 0500

To contact us by email, please use our contact form here… goes live

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Rock Blasting Services ,a new site for an African based Blasting, Road cutting and Drilling company. This site is hosted by us and uses the WordPress Content Management System, bringing an appropriate combination of simplicity and flexibility to the project. goes live

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 homepage screenshot

Health Designs, a local business offering:

… a supportive and down to earth approach to health and wellbeing which can be applied to individuals, therapists, organisations and schools.

is finally live, proudly designed and hosted by us.

This is a standards compliant site powered by the open source content management system, Drupal.

A lot of hard work went into the theme design that’s based on the blank canvas Zen theme. I think we’re all happy with it now, I hope..

green and blue

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

I don’t know where it came from but the green and blue style is everywhere at the moment. You must have seen it – a bright lime green and a clean ultramarine type blue. 

Here’s a good example of it –

I’m not even sure if I like it anymore, it’s almost become a ‘blue and red’ type design but not as blunt and common in the Tesco, Screwfix, National Express kind of way.


designed and developed by
greatbear analogue and digital media ltd, 0117 985 0500
Unit 26, The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN, UK

greatbear analogue and digital media is proudly powered by WordPress
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