Design – Ideas, Typography, Colour

Here are a few more ideas and some resources to go with them. Take a look at your palette selection, your font choices and your general design styles. If you need further help get in touch – design@f4mmedia.com. We can help with your print design, as well as illustration for your social media posts and, generally, your online content. Add to that taglines created for you and if you need a real rest, we can take over your social media scheduling.

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Discover visual effects trends to look for in 2017. You’ll see a collection of websites that represents the trends fr visual effects in the coming year.

Source: 15 Visual Effects Trends You Must Keep Your Eye On This Year – Creative Beacon

The act of choosing two typefaces is probably the first (and often mo

Source: How to choose and pair typefaces | Zell Liew

When it comes to making charts, scales, and explaining data visually, using color is a very effective tool. Here’s what to do, and what to avoid.

Source: The Power of The Palette: Why Color is Key in Data Visualization and How to Use It | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

The Font Collection Volume II has arrived packed with 40 fantastic and diverse fonts from some seriously talented designers. Save 94% today!

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Content, Design, Styles – Marketing – 2017 – 9

Things move on. If you want to reach new people, new clients and customers you need to be attractive, interesting, intriguing, entertaining, helpful – or a lot of other things. Putting yourself forward in the right way is just the start. Here are a few ideas to help. Below you will find what some believe to be the highlightable trends in design and beyond. F4mmedia can help with all such if you need it – social media, design, online marketing and more.

Each year we learn something new about design and 2016 was no different. After the last year article was a real success we decided to make some predictions for 2017, enjoy & share with the world.

Source: 2017 Design Trends Guide on Behance

The article giving insights into general principles of psychology which can help designers know users better and create user-friendly web and mobile interfaces.

Source: Psychology In Design. Principles Helping To Understand Users. | Tubik Studio

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Design Trends — Content, Design, Styles, Marketing

When you are looking to get your message across it is important to bear a number of things in mind:

  • the make-up of the content you are putting out there, that it has the right written message as well as the right illustration
  • that the sorts of imagery sits well alongside the text, here not only graphics or photo illustration have an impact but also video which is becoming more and more important
  • that you are putting things out on the right channels, this means choosing out of not only your website or blog but also from a range of social media channels, some based around text, like twitter, some based around imagery, like pinterest and instagram, some based around video, like youtube and vimeo
  • all of this works better, as well, if those posts are timed properly, on a day and at a time that reaches the eyes, ears and minds of as many interested people as possible

Here are a few ideas:

One thing I’ve learned on social media is that what time you post something makes a big difference. While it’s not an exact science, picking when to post on social media is a good strat…

Source: Best Times To Post on Social Media – Molly Kate Communicates

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A design bundle packed with goodies

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An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user continues to click can depend on a number of things, including imagery, readability and overall interest in the content. This month we are looking at three trends that make a distinct first impression—dark color overlays on images, brutalism and hollow lettering styles. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1) Dark overlay on images It doesn’t matter if the hero image is still or moving, a dark color overlay can help even colors in a way that makes it easier to add text and other elements to a layer on top of the image. While this might sound like a shortcut at first, there’s a lot of value in this technique. The primary reason to opt for a color overlay is to enhance readability. Most images contain light and dark color variances, making it a challenge to add lettering that is readable on every device. Even if there’s a perfect placement for desktop wide screens,

Source: Essential design trends, February 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

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Source: Trends in Modern Web Photography

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Content – Design, Styles, Marketing – 6

The colour you use adds not only emotion but points to other basic areas of meaning. It is part of the message. It has its own psychology.

There is a real difference in the effects that, for example, a bright, full, basic colour will have upon someone looking at your content in comparison with that provoked by a softer, gentler, perhaps pastel shade will generate. There is a difference between the strident, blaring simplicity of one and the more subdued suggestions of the other. This can and should be echoed in the accompanying text. Are you shouting a statement or telling a story perhaps with a little decoration? Are you making a plain statement or suggesting a scene, a background, gesturing towards a series of feelings.

Color Theory 101: The Basics at Line25, your #1 web design blog.

Source: Color Theory 101: The Basics

Choosing a Palette in Photography.

Source: The Influence of Color. – The Art of Photography – Medium

Similarly your choice of illustration – accompanied by its own palette and the emotions it brings along – makes a statement, it aids in telling the story, it also suggests what all of your content should be bringing to the table. You are looking to have particular groups, segments of the viewing public relate to your content in an effectively positive way. One should reinforce the other and so on – colour, image, text, channel, timing.

Top 10 Predicted Design Trends for 2017 at Line25, your #1 web design blog.

Source: Top 10 Predicted Design Trends for 2017

 

We recap 2016’s biggest stories, predict trends for 2017, celebrate the music of George Michael, share rants, raves, and more – Content Marketing Institute

Source: Google, Facebook to Purchase Content in 2017

This is the most comprehensive list of Twitter Marketing Tips on earth.Whatever your goals are, you’ll love this list!

Source: Twitter Marketing Tips: The Complete List – Get More Twitter Followers Boost your Twitter Marketing

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F4mmedia – Tylio – Social media marketing

Source: Tylio – F4mmedia – Social media marketing

Even small businesses are getting into putting their businesses forward via social media. F4mmedia can help in a few ways. With all of this you need to have the right message, the right content going out on the right channels at the right times. This means having a suitable tagline or slogan. Then back it up with the right expanded message. Also add the right illustration or video or audio. Set the statement, the message in the right background and deliver it to the right people when and where they will notice it.

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It is all a case of making things fit along with being informative, or a little entertaining, perhaps even adding a hint of a wow! We try to add illustration, for instance, that ranges from a plain display of what is offered, sometimes an image or three that adds to the whole of the brand, background or landscape, sometimes adding a more theatrical setting for all that is said. Sometimes it is a case of employing real art, adding imagery to a stream of words that gently or forcefully makes people think – taking them somewhere different. All of this, with the copy, the text message as a whole, tells a story – it may be a case of telling the same story once more, with a different twist, sometimes extending the whole brand story with a completely new chapter. It is delivered in the right way, we look for the best channel possible – you don’t hope to read a book in the cinema, do you? You don’t expect to eat chinese food in a pizza house. So, when looking for B2B contacts you look rather more in LinkedIn rather than Snapchat, when you are looking to sell goods locally particular Facebook groups have real use for you.

Twitter is one of the “older” social networks. Still, I often have the impression, that especially with young entrepreneurs and small businesses, Twitter is also one of the most undervalued networks.

Source: 20 Twitter Statistics You Can’t Ignore

Small businesses can use these free social media tools to sell to potential customers, gain likes and solicit and respond to customers.

Source: Social Media Marketing Tools for SMB – business.com

As the saying goes: Everything old is new again. That’s true in design for sure. This month some of the biggest trends in web design aren’t that new at all. Designers are reinventing old-school ty

Source: Essential design trends, October 2016 | Webdesigner Depot

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Source: • Statista – The Statistics Portal for Market Data, Market Research and Market Studies

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Essential design trends

Color and layers. This pair of design elements has been the driving force behind many of the year’s trends. While we haven’t seen anything…

Source: Essential design trends, August 2016 – Medium

Source: 6 Top Infographic Design Trends for 2016 So Far

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New Resources and Ideas

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There are always new trends and styles running through the world of design and this impacts all sorts of businesses – small, medium or large. Here are some ideas and what can be said to be current trrends:

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next,

Source: 10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016 ~ Creative Market Blog

… and it does not stop there, in web design there is also something new developing –

Source: 6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

With all of these ideas runing around, suggestions made, perhaps having a few new resources is a useful thing, and so here we have just a few, from me and a few others –

The Majestic Fonts Bundle is a varied and dynamic collection of 40 magnificent fonts. Creatively packaged up and with huge savings, it’s a must have bundle

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The Road to Summer Fonts Bundle is a vibrant, cool, colourful and fun array of fonts, packaged up to make your crafts and designs fun for the summer season

Source: The Road to Summer Fonts Bundle | Font Bundles