Typography and Design Trends 2014

local high street f4mmediaWith the rise of flat design in web design things have changed and are gradually moving on in terms of design styles for businesses. There are also gradual changes to flat design itself – nothing stays absolutely the same, things develope and grow.

corporate blueFlat design has brought to the fore a certain simplicity and functionality after all that was skeumorphic before. The stylisation in design terms has moved on above and beyond web design as well. Overall we are seeing a greater use of a simpler palette, more iconic imagery much of the time and a typography which regularly uses fonts with a clear nod towards the handwritten.

100 Free Handwriting Fonts For You To Download.

Handwritten Fonts | UrbanFonts.com.

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Typography and Design Trends 2014 | Trust Me, I’m a “Designer”.

Top Graphic Design Trends in 2014 – Seattle Web Design.

Graphic Design Trends 2014 | FIDMDigitalarts.com Blog.

Current Business Card Trends | 6 Smokin’ Hot Trends in Business….

5 Small Biz Web Design Trends to Watch.

18 pivotal web design trends for 2014 | Econsultancy.

How the Flat Design Trend is Transferring to the “Real World”.

Latest Logo Design Trends of Year 2014 | TheNeoDesign.com.

Video and marketing 2

Article video marketing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Distilled Guide to Online Video Marketing.

Basics of Using Video Backgrounds in Websites.

5 Questions to Ask When Using Video in Web Design-Creative Beacon.

alex-video-1Adding a video to your website, social media channel or similar is one thing – have it expand and reinforce your brand by adding something with the right style and flavour is something else. Think of it fully as part of your branding – part of your palette.

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15 Can’t Miss Resources on Video Marketing & Video SEO | The Daily Egg.

Video SEO Basics – Tips on Getting Started.

The Creator Playbook for Brands – Think Insights – Google.

INFOGRAPHIC: Video on Social Network – How Marketers & Advertisers Are Using Video.

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Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds – Designmodo.

The Five Most Popular Practices for Optimizing Video Content for Video SEO Marketing.

SEO 101: Video Marketing Strategy | Search Engine Journal.

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Stock images and graphic resources

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Silverback DJ – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at Last.fm.

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Digital marketing and the music industry: six key trends for 2014 | Econsultancy.

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Business, Graphic Design, Multimedia – small business resources

The 5 Basic Principles of Graphic Design Explained.

bg abst bar1 bg abst bar2 bg abst bar3 bg abst bar4Here are a few graphic design resources – download if you wish. Resources are useful for any business, free ones even better. Here we have some simple angular abstract backgrounds …

bg abst bar5Using the right text is important for any business promotion – having the right graphics to illustrate and reinforce the message is more …

bg abst bar6Back up all of your efforts with the right style of graphic, the right typography, a variety of media. Perhaps a general makeover is the order of the day – has your business moved on over the past few years, do you have different targets now, perhaps a slightly different bent to the business as a whole, so …

HOW TO: tell if your business needs a new logo • Inspired Magazine.

9 Common Web Design Mistakes.

Online Marketing Ideas | Smart Marketing Ideas For Businesses….

Online Branding | Essential Tips to Improve your Online Branding….