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Avatar News : June 2012

Written By: Mark Rocket & Katie O’Neill
Published by: Avatar Ltd

Avatar blue morph suits at Mud Sweat & Tears

Greetings All!

Recently some of the Avatar crew ran the ‘Mud Sweat & Tears’ event in some Avatar blue morph suits. It was cold, wet and muddy… and was difficult to see and breathe in the morph suits… but it sure was a heck of a lot of fun and we enjoyed a celebratory Tui afterwards.

This month we list some recent blog posts we’re published on a variety of topics. We also have a range of interesting tidbits to peruse, as well as the usual sampling of a few sites we’ve worked on recently. Happy reading!

Avatar Blog Roundup

How The Rise In Smartphones Affects New Zealand Business

A recent study released by Google shows that smartphone usage in New Zealand is at an all-time high, and is only set to continue rising. So what does this mean for businesses? What kind of applications are available, and how can they improve your customer engagement and sales? There are many answers, including some that…
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9 Google Products to Boost Your Business

We all know Google first and foremost as the world’s largest and most-used search engine. Its colourful logo is synonymous with ease of use and fast results. There are also numerous other great products that Google create and distribute free of charge, that not everyone knows about. What’s more, many of these have practical functions…
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Introducing Google Drive, Formerly Known as Google Docs

Many schools, businesses and individuals have been using the fast, simple file storage capabilities of Google Docs to upload, edit and share documents for many years now. In May 2012, Google has rolled out the newest iteration – a general update to the service they now call “Google Drive”. Google Drive has been speculated about…
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Using Quora To Find And Share Web Content

Aggregate sites that compile and share written content have been around the web for a while now, but there’s one site on the scene that seeks to make the process much more relevant, engaging and useful. By creating a personalised experience for each user and putting them in touch with information that is directly relevant…
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How Illustrations Can Enhance Your Web Design

Many website developers are turning to a new medium to express their ideas and engage readers in a new and exciting way. Illustrations are becoming an increasingly popular design solution, from business websites to blogs, and fill a range of essential functions. Why Use Illustrations In Web Design? We live in an increasingly visual web…
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How much water does it take to produce one litre of cow’s milk? 10 or 20 litres you say? The international average is a staggering 1,020 litres.

Square Kilometer Array. Great to see New Zealand has won a bid to play a part in the exciting SKA project.

Build With Lego Online. Great for the kids and young at heart, build a virtual Lego structure in your web browser with a new tool launched by Google Australia and Lego.

Between Two Ferns. If you’re needing a humour lift, then check out these hilariously awkward interviews and bloopers by Zach Galifianakis.

Sites Of Interest

Vegetarians New Zealand
New Zealand restaurants, recipes, dating, products and a range of vegetarian information and articles.

Wanaka Alpine Lodge
A purpose built B&B in a rural setting, just 3km from Wanaka town, surrounded by the spectacular Southern Alps.

BDO New Zealand
Professional management training, business skills training and HR services based in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay.

Electronic Partners
Specialists in LCD applications, embedded control products and smart technology design, based in Auckland.

The Looking Glass
Leadlight designers and manufacturers for a wide range of applications, based in Sydenham in Christchurch.

Avatar Portfolio
View Avatar’s slideshow portfolio page to peruse a larger selection of websites that we have designed.



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