Stock images, photos

Websites, publications, indeed any content created for any business or endeavour has added impact if you combine your message with graphic images. Suitable stock imagery plays a part in getting your message across.

The graphics you use, the stock images or photos you use all carry much more than just the image itself or themselves. They carry semantic content – indicating meaning even if just partial. They carry an emotive content as well – they indicate particular forms of mood and feeling. Each of us associates particular feelings, memories and more with distinct forms of images. Sunrise, sunset, damp days of spring or autumn, city traffic, a beach and shoreline – I am sure that each such brings certain feelings, memories to mind.

freerangestock.com | Free Stock Photos – Totally Free Commercial Photography and Textures.

Gratisography: Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures..

Stock photos, royalty-free images, video & music clips – iStock.

Free Stock Images & Photos by StockFreeImages.com.

I am not the greatest of photographers but here are some images which may be of some use – download away folks – credit to f4mmedia where you can.

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The Leading Source Of Free Stock Photos – stock.xchng.

10 Sites With Free Royalty-Free Images For Commercial Use.

15 Best Free Stock Photo Websites.

Free stock photos – Rgbstock -Free stock images.

12 best places to get free images for your site | News | TechRadar.

10 Websites Where You Can Get Free Stock Photos.

Morguefile.com free stock photos.

Sometimes there is a use to be made of images that have a slightly different sensibility, stand a little away from the norms of stock photography.

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Here are a few free downloads for you.

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Web Design Trends For 2014

Web Design Trends For 2014 – Web Design Talks.

city business16 Reasons Why Flat Design Will Die Soon.

Latest Google Hummingbird Algorithm Updates and How You Can Tackle It? – Geeks Zine.

Website Design Company in Sweden | Mobile Apps Sweden | Triple One.

Every year brings new trends in web design. Recent developments have been, of course, majorly the growth of flat design, new big typography, big pictures and video backgrounds. On the code side developments have taken place courtesy of html5, new javascript developments and more. The major changes have been the move towards a greater use of scrolling – see the whole parallax scrolling changes – new menu styles and coding and more.

More emphasis is being seen in terms of palette. Make your colours bring the story of your brand to life. Similarly your typography should say as much. Use a discrete variety for purpose – headlines, general text, logo text and highlighted text.

The Future of Video and SEO | Doc4 » Arkansas Web Design & Mobile Apps.

The No-Nonsense Guide to the Hottest Web Design Trends in 2014.

Search Engine Optimization In 2014 – Creative Beacon.

SEO: The Past, Present, and Future.

The Ingredients To Tasty SEO [Infographic] | Business 2 Community.

The Marketing World in 2014

6 Predictions for the Marketing World in 2014 – Moz.

Top Ten Web Design Trends In 2013 – Creative Beacon.

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7 web design trends you’ll actually see this year (and how to survive them) | Webdesigner Depot.

Things never stay the same. We move on. Years ago the major things for any business were the phone book, the leaflet drop and so on. Now we have to look seriously at marketing to mobile phones and tablets, not just the basic website.

Web Design Trends Guesstimates for 2014.

The 10 Big Social Media Marketing Trends in 2014 – Jeffbullas’s Blog.

Basic rules stay the same:

  • make it simple and direct
  • where you are telling a story, set the scene properly
  • calls to action, point to them properly, point the way
  • your design should set the scene for your brand and relate directly to your targets, your target audience
  • your colour palette and your typography are two of the biggest building blocks in terms of design, too much is definitely too much

Why 2014 is the Year of Multilingual Website Design – Template Monster Blog.