Which of these fit with you?

Finding just the right design style to aid your business can be difficult for many. Some of us have the eye, some don’t. Some of us work well with images and design, many don’t. We try to help! Yes, fitting in with the particular trends of the moment can work reasonably well, but then does that make you stand out? Perhaps a hint of difference can be just the right thing – at least it may get you talked about.

Web and Graphic Design Trends – 2018 Wrap Up on WebDesignDev.com, your #1 web design blog.

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11 Basic Design Principles for Graphic Designers on WebDesignDev.com, your #1 web design blog.

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2019 – make it happy and successful

The new year is with us – happy new year! We all want to go beyond what we have managed in 2018 and prior so why not take a moment to think about how to achieve it all.

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Some of the above might help. You always talk to us as well – design@f4mmedia.com, marketing@f4mmedia.com. Perhaps give the new year a personal business boost by making your online presence a little different – add content to your website and social media channels, add a few pieces of different design, say something new!

Here you can see a range of design styles – ask yourself, what fits with you and the message you are putting out? What style speaks to the people you are trying to reach? Above you can see the use of bokeh, retro, abstract and other stylisations, each has its use and they are not all that are possible.

Are you looking to better utilise social media for business in 2019? Want to know how to craft a campaign that generates big results?

Source: 5 Actionable Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy in 2019 – Infographic

ISO Republic is an independent website that provides CC0 stock photos for creative professionals. All images are free for personal and commercial use.

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Images and more to help your projects along

Words speak to those in front of you and your content, but so do images, so does design. Ask yourself – what sort of imagery says enough about you and what you do? What style conveys what you are about? Here are a few ideas for you, there will be many more over the days and months to come – we can help …

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Palettes, Design, Content – make yourself look good

The way you present yourself to the world is important. It’s not just the message, it;s how that message is presented. Important parts of all of this are the typography, the fonts used, the colour scheme, the general palette employed and the overall design. The aim is to provoke a response be it surprise, resonance, satisfaction, intrigue or many more possibilities.

Here are a few ideas to help you along …

Are you trying to pick a colour scheme for your business website? Need some colour inspiration to match your websites objectives?

Source: 5 Colour Palettes to Make Your Website Look Irresistible – Infographic

Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.

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Some rules of graphic design help to make effective and aesthetic products. Other rules are antiquated. Read on for the latest in graphic design standards.

Web Design: Is it Necessary to Know How to Create Traditional Art First? on WebDesignDev.com, your #1 web design blog.

Digital Marketing Trends for 2018

 

Are you fed up of watching your competitors succeed online? Want to know the techniques they are more than likely using to achieve success?

Source: 9 Digital Marketing Trends for 2018 – Infographic

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Late last month Twitter announced a major change to its API algorithm. Twitter’s new rules are aimed at prevention of “Fake news”, malicious activity and spam by blocking – i. The simultaneous publishing of identical content across multiple accounts ii. The simultaneous liking or retweetin

Source: Twitter’s New Rules & Alternatives to Meet Edgar & Quuu

On a typical Google search, which results stand out most? The answer may surprise you. Understand Google search page results info with this infographic.

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Small to Large – Business structure and approach

There are a couple of joking metaphors that I use concerning business structures and their approaches.  When it comes to marketing for your small business you can take a number of approaches:

  • you can be firmly DIY, which is Ok but perhaps you might have a bit more chance giving someone else some input, a different and perhaps fresh pair of eyes, different ideas and possibly some experience
  • you can go full on corporate and use a big or at least a big-ish agency, tons of experience, resources, outlets and so on, but then you get all of the hefty pricing, sometimes inflexibility and probably not so much direct and intense concentration on you, your business and its partiicularities
  • you can go small and local.

… and now to the metaphors …

I have often likened a lot of big corporate operations, basically many decent sized businesses to a tree full of monkeys:

down at the bottom there are hoards of monkeys doing the majority of the hard work, endelessly passing the fruit up the tree but when they look up what is the only thing they see – a wall of monkeys asses.

The small business like f4mmedia I tend to liken to a merry-go-round:

it may not always be going fast, providing a thrill every second, making you squeal with excitement, but there are people beside you and some at your back and you see all-sorts of things as you go round and move.

I tend to liken f4mmedia to a cornershop, which is why I use the tagline – the cornershop of content creation. What you get is that friendly, approachable, admittedly every once in a while grumpy guy behind the counter trying to provide just what you need, knowing you, usually with something for everyone and then if it’s not on the shelf ready to go and get it for you. As we say, we come with everything apart from Arkwright’s till – Open all hours reference for those who don’t know – classic UK comedy!

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Fonts For Designers 2018

Different styles of fonts send different sorts of messages, they add a different feel. What sort of message do you want to send? Clean and corporate? Comfortable, homely and somewhat informal? Arty, future looking, with that extra swish? Handmade but with grace and pizazz?

Do you love free fonts the way I do? If so, then you’re going to enjoy my list of the 20 best free handwritten fonts for you to use in your 2018 handmade design

Source: 20 Best Free Handwriting Fonts For Designers 2018

If you’re creating a logo for a brand, here are 33 amazing modern sans serif fonts that you might want to use in your project.

Source: 33 Modern Sans Serif Fonts That Are Perfect For Logo Design

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