The Makeover continues – Social Media, Design …

It continues … here we move on with the idea of a seasonal makeover adding not only a few design ideas but also some social media facts centring on Instagram, as well as providing links to a few resources that may be of interest. In the same way that design has a tendency to change here and there as tastes and ideas develope – it is always nice to see something new, we can get somewhat tired of the same things year in year out, so social media has moved on as tastes and the capabilities of the internet and the tools to hand have grown and developed. Take a look …

2017 has started off by slowly drifting away from the stoic design trends of minimalism, monochromatic layouts, and the omnipresent flat design. Instead, there are bright colors, bold shapes, playful gradients, and unique illustrations that bring some much needed depth and dynamics to designs that have grown all too familiar.

Source: Eight Design Trends Taking Over 2017 – The Media Temple Blog

Instagram has changed the way we share photos on social media.Check out these Instagram facts to see if you want to add Instagram to your marketing strategy

Source: Instagram Facts You Should Know [Infographic]

The Little Font Bundle Volume II is here! Little on price, these 10 premium commercial licensed fonts are full of extras and big on character. Save $123!

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Continuing with the seasonal makeover

… and we continue …

Dripping out the same tired designs and marketing messages is not only a dreary affair for the public it is also the same for you – or it should be. Have some fun! Yes, it ay take a little time, or mean you have to spend a few pennies hiring people like us but it can give you a boost as well as your online and overall image, perhaps, just perhaps boosting sales as well. Here are a few more ideas and resources to help you on your way –

The power of beauty in design

Source: Design principle: Aesthetics – uxdesign.cc

To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker.

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A Makeover for your Online Identity

The seasons are changing – as they do every year – so why not give your brand and your marketing a makeover, freshen things up as the weather warms and flowers bloom. As always design moves on and so should our approach to potential and existing clients and customers. As is usual there are a few resources here for you and a whole set of ideas to play with – from design to typography …

“A company’s logo is like a person’s nickname” is a great analogy I once heard at a design conference. Not only does it simplify the…

Source: Modern Identity and Logo Designs – Inspiration Supply – Medium

It really can be useful to give your business a new look, at least in part, every once in a while. It does not have to be a massive makeover but just a refreshing of your style, design etc. – quite possibly well in keeping with your existing design but something with a slightly new face to it. Design is always being updated in terms of not only what is possible but the current flavours of the day – there are generally a few options running at any one time.

yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to offer

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Pandora has done it again – opening up that box and letting all sorts fly free, well nearly free, here is a range of abstract illustrations useful for backgrounds and a whole lot more. Take a look and see what you think …

Source: pandoras abstracts | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Typography trends that are expected to be embraced more widely in the web and mobile app design in 2017.

Source: Inkoniq | Blog

Are you about to embark on a new website design project for your business? Need some basic design knowledge to help you along the way?

Source: 10 Basic Elements of Design You & Your Website Designer Should Stick To [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

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Bundles, Ideas, Resources

Here at F4mmedia we try to help with all sorts of things – particularly for small businesses, locally and beyond. We have recently done a deal with a print company and can help businesses with that. we are back into video production as well. To top it all off we are also creating new resource and templates as we go. Take a look …

Source: The Studio Font Bundle | Font Bundles

Graphic design doesn’t need to be flat, as these great examples show.

Source: 10 brilliant uses of 3D in graphic design | Creative Bloq

We revisit the trends of an era when the term “taste” was interpreted more liberally than it is today.

Source: 13 terrible web trends from the 90s, and how to recreate them

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Typography – fonts for all desires

In this exclusive feature, our experts select the 11 best new typefaces of 2016.

Source: The Best New Typefaces of 2016 (So Far, Anyway) – Print Magazine

Understanding type can be one of the most difficult elements of design. There’s a lot of terminology and lingo that type designers (and designers, in general) use when talking about lettering. Sometimes it can be tough to decipher it all. If you find yourself wondering what the difference between a hook and a counter are […]

Source: Typography Cheat Sheet [Infographic] – Designmodo

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Social Media – a few ideas

Even the small business can make use of social media to aid in their promotion and marketing. Indeed, facebook pages and groups are often ideal for many small outfits, artists, craftspeople and the like. There is the added advantage in that customer relations can work out far more direct and personalised, less a case of the corporate wall before current or prospective clients or customers. Tumblr is often useful for the more arty of businesses and producers but other businesses can find real value there. Any business that can use pictures/images – of their products, people enjoying the services offered, the results of work done – all such can find a use for Instagram and Pinterest. Any business can manage to find a use for promotional video, hence Youtube and following on from that, facebook, twitter etc. can all be used for business purposes.

Do you use social media as a platform to market your business? Want to stay up to date with the key changes that could affect how you run your business?

Source: Social Media in the News: The Changes That Will Affect You in 2017 [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

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Source: How to Use Google AdWords [Infographic] | WordStream

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It’s all about geometry. The trend is design right now centers around interesting shapes and layers that combine to create stunning visuals. While there have been periods where squares or circles were the shape of choice, that has shifted to more interesting asymmetrical shapes, lesser used elements such as diamonds and layering of shapes of all kids. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Diamonds The simple diamond shape that you drew in elementary school is popping up in plenty of designs. From use as a container for photos to an outline for visual emphasis to the dominant part of a photograph, the shape has plenty of flexibility. And it simple. This style is no more than a square turned on its side. The sharp lines make for interesting reference points in the design and can add an element of motion or direction that doesn’t exist otherwise. The diamond stands out in these designs because it is so different. While the shape can be used in a number of ways, it can be

Source: Essential Design Trends, April 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Looking for in-depth resources to help improve your social strategy? Here are 22 to consider.

Source: 22 Social Media Resources for a Stunning Social Strategy | Social Media Today

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Visual Content, Social Media

Struggling to get attention on social media? Let Lux Narayan from Unmetric show you how to use visual content to hook your audience across the social web.

Source: Visual Content on Social Media: How to Use It to Improve Engagement

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Understanding type can be one of the most difficult elements of design. There’s a lot of terminology and lingo that type designers (and designers, in general) use when talking about lettering. Sometimes it can be tough to decipher it all. If you find yourself wondering what the difference between a hook and a counter are […]

Source: Typography Cheat Sheet [Infographic] – Designmodo

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