What is material design?

What is material design? 10 pioneering examples | Econsultancy.

Material Design for Dummies | Complete Web Resources.

OK – so basically Google had to do something given how many others were setting new design trends in the online world. Material design is essentially it.

The Best Of Material Design, daily – MaterialUp.

10 Awesome Examples of Material Design.

Here are a whole set of links helping to explain better than I the basics and more of material design. In effect it is a whole series of partial developments moving on from flat design and adding google’s own twist on to both foundational elements of web design and its stylistic twists and turns.

7 Crucial Web Design Trends to Look out for in 2015.

10 Best Free WordPress Video Player Plugins – Designsave.com.

Top 10 Colour Schemes/Palettes for Web Design 2015 – Geeks ZineGeeks Zine.

Be Material – One Page Bootstrap Responsive HTML Template – CreativeCrunk.

polygonal backs | 191.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

Best Free Material Design Resources – 04-15 – CreativeCrunk.

2015 The Year of Material Design? UK Design Services.

Google Developers Blog: This is material design.

Material design – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Web and Graphic Design Trends for 2015 | Branding blog for advisory businesses and nonprofits |  .

Environment – What is material? – Google design guidelines.

Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different? – Designmodo.

polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

Stay in Trend with Material Design: Features & Themes.

Colour — Methods and resources

Color — Method of Action.

Trendy Web Color Palettes and Material Design Color Schemes & Tools.

GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources! – 10 Web Design Trends For 2015.

Material Design Color Palette Generator – Material Palette.

Your use of colour says as much about you in your marketing and branding process as any other element. It needs to point to the right emotions, the right social context. It needs to balance with the actual imagery. Interaction with the whole process, the whole story being told has colour as one of the main motivating aspects. Styles of design move on in just the same way that marketing and branding do!

geometrics | 9.4MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.cover geometrics

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f4mmedia Stock Footage and Design resources

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Here are resources old and new available for your use. There are some freebies in amngst, so have a good look around. Hopefully, one or two of these bits and pieces may be of some use in your current or upcoming projects.

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Collections | Browse | Royalty-Free Stock Animation, Video Footage, 3D Models, After Effects Templates | MotionElements.

polygonal backgrounds Stock Animations | C-7687.

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snakeskin Stock Video Footages | C-7688.

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basic shapes Stock Animations | C-7691.

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material grunge Collection | C-7689.

hair glide Stock Animations | C-7824.

blur and polygons Collection | C-7690.

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Sales Techniques, lead generation and more

5 Effective Old-School Sales Techniques.

A Simple 4-step digital marketing plan for busy entrepreneurs | Millo.co.

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Give yourself every chance! Ensure you have the tools ready to hand! All very good pieces of advice. Acquiring new leads, then new clients or customers may be a happy accident at times, but it is generally the result of effort. That effort is aided by having useful bits and pieces in your overall armoury. Hence what you find below – the Souvenir Principle:

Print and digital – design for the small business

The Importance of Print Design for the Internet Age.

For any small business it is often the case that major online campaigns are not an option. Certainly a simple or basic website may be on the table but print remains something they can use:

– shop or office posters

9 Clever Visual Tricks Behind Iconic Poster Designs | WIRED.

– brochures available to pick up in the office, retail outlet, through the letterbox etc, see the post concerning the ‘souvenir principle’

The souvenir principle – marketing | f4mmedia.

If print is a major idea for you then perhaps you could think about expanding it and create brochures and catalogues available online or via e-mail campaigns. Digital print design – creating e-books or e-zines are of real use, real advantage for even a small business.

rising setting. – check out my very own e-zine.

You can also have a look at my e-books via slideshare and scribd:

My presentations.

Futurhood Av on Scribd | Scribd.

Using such tools as InDesign gives you the option to easily create for either option – print or online distribution. But with all of this you do need to pay serious attention to your design.

The 10 Commandments Of Typography – Airows.

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The 5 Steps to Visual Branding ~ Creative Market Blog.

Colour is another area of real importance. Colour speaks to your intended meaning, emotion and a whole raft of psychological pointers.

20 Best Color Tools For Web Designers.

How do colors affect purchases? Infographic.

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Sit and think – which colour speaks to you in the way you want to speak to your hoped for clients or customers.

Packaging Plays and Important Role | Desizn World.

The Crazy Evolution of Major Brand Logos | Desizn World.

Social Networking in the 1600s – NYTimes.com.

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Here are some of the materials I have produced for you to use – or just ask me …

f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

Free Texture Packs for Webdesign | The DesignPin Blog.

GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources! – 10 Web Design Trends For 2015.

 

 

f4mmedia available materials

f4mmedia’s DeviantArt gallery.

Beyond the blur « colours heard.

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f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

coloured grunge bg 1 cover

coloured grunge backgrounds 1 | 33.5MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

coloured grunge bg 2 cover

coloured grunge backgrounds 2 | 29.9MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon | 29.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

radials cover

radials | 3.4MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

electric ingenue cover

electric ingenue | 32.6MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

des bate | manager at f4m media | Bio & Portfolio.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

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snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

cover arty blurs

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

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polygonal backs | 191.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon cover

polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

Choose the Right Images for Your Brand

How to Choose the Right Images for Your Brand.

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f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

Brand Design Tips | Building Your Brand Identity: From Logo….

The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers.

In terms of your brand and your marketing – what is it that you are trying to express? Does it give the right picture? the right emotion?

What sort of design style or schema are you looking for? What fits?

All sorts of things are roughly in style at the moment:

– a lot has been said about flat design, minimalism, the move away from skeumorphism

– a lot is coming to be saif about material design, a sort of offshoot from flat design but very much a case of google adding itsown twopence worth

– big picture backgrounds are useful for some people

– geometrics, polygonal backgrounds or details/textures/patterns have their uses

– blurred backgrounds and blurs as details have their fans

– musch use is made by some of badges, retro and even vintage stylings

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

skin cover

snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

cover arty blurs

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon cover

polygonal backs | 191.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polybacks1

polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

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Graphic Design – materials, resources, ideas, more… « colours heard.

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

Beyond the blur « colours heard.