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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Video, Illustration, Marketing – 2017 trends and resources

Here are some key video trends to consider in your 2017 social media marketing plan.

Source: 6 Video Marketing Trends that will Shape 2017 | Social Media Today

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I have lived and worked on 2 continents, working in a variety of industries, from multi-nationals to small, local businesses. I have a world of experience and the creativity and imagination to back up the hard work and perseverance.I have 2 blogs writing on maketing, design and more.

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At Envato, we see a lot of fonts. While we’re working on web designs, or reviewing the typeface library of over 1,000 fonts on Envato Elements, we start to notice a few trends. Here’s a few lists of our favorite must-download fonts to add to your collection: 26 elegant script and handwritten fonts 37 classic serif fonts Using […]

Source: Top trends in typography for 2017

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Content – Design, Styles, Marketing – 4

The messages you put out there in support of your business are not just bits and pieces of marketing, they come together as the whole story that is your branding. So, what story fits best with the people you are trying to reach – your targets? When you have decided upon the style of story, how can you decorate it to give it more impact?

Where you have a more thoughtful target group it may be useful to use a gentler narrative. Then to this sort of message you can add artier, crafted images with a gentle palette.

For those people who have less time and a more pressing life – your story and imagery needs, often, to be more direct and have brighter more direct colours in use.

Sometimes a natural background, even muted can make the point. Then using a soft, soft palette having your typography tell the story, at least in its emotive details can do the trick.

Sometimes the choice to be made is between the fully frontal business image and the imaginatively crafted art-based image. One shows that you are all business, the other, all creative imagination. Your backstory can be many things – every business and its surroundings, geographic, economic and mercantile, they are all different. Telling that story can be quite different, rather than a simple clone of this or that. In just the same way each particular element of your target audience, your target customer base, they may have similarities, but they also have slight but particular pieces of the purely individual. Make it resonate.

Do you ever find yourself noticing that a certain design element just keeps popping up? Even those tiny details that look somewhat insignificant can be indicators of design trends. That is particularly true with the elements in this month’s roundup. Each of these trends—white edges framing a web design, cinemagraphs and tiny loading animations—are seemingly simple details that enhance the visual experience for users. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1) White edges More web designs are using white edges or framing around the perimeter of the design in the web browser. It’s a new twist on an old idea when more websites were built to certain sizes and framing was used for odd browser widths. It’s something that faded as more designers opted for responsive, full-width designs. The new twist with framing is interesting and is a nice way to create a canvas for the design. Most of the sites using this trend include a white—common, but not mandatory—edge around the design.

Source: Essential design trends, December 2016 | Webdesigner Depot

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Source: Kayleigh by Font Bundles Store | Font Bundles

The mythic color standards company says it selected the bright, natural color as a counterpoint to the murky political climate around the world.

Source: Greenery: Pantone hopes its 2017 color of the year will improve our gloomy mood— Quartz

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yes! we can all find a use for wood here and there – here is a range of textures, patterns -.png, .pat, .eps, .jpg – great for any project needing colour and texture, that natural feel but with a litt

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Content – Design, Styles, Marketing – 3

The content you employ can be everything from a straight, upfront ad through to something more thoughtful. That’big bang’ direct statement of what you are selling, whether it comes with glitter, balloons, rainbows and dancing dogs or not, it has its place. At some point we all need to make a direct statement of what we are offering.

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You can also offer up something a little more thoughtful and imaginative, giving a background feel, setting a scene, being emotive and thus creating appeal and engagement. In both scenarios you need to have done your initial work typifying who it is that are your targets, who is it you are going to sell to, who will take an interest?

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Are you looking for ways to improve your Twitter marketing strategy? Want to know the types of content that get more retweets and followers?

Source: Do Twitter Like a Pro: 11 Types of Content to Share With Your Followers [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

The following infographic and information is provided by Tom Hopkins and One Productions. Tom is the Managing Director of One Productions a video production agency, with headquarters in Dublin, Irela

Source: Infographic: Snapchat Stories vs Instagram Stories

As 2016 nears an end, designers are continuing to develop visually interesting and bold styles.

Source: 6 Web Design Style Predictions for 2017

The Winter Fonts Collection includes 27 Vibrant and Cool Typefaces for only $19! ONLY $0.70 per font – you save a massive 93% off the RRP.

Source: Winter Fonts Collection | Font Bundles

 

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Copywriting, Digital Marketing, Design – a bundle of ideas

The message you put out there needs to fit the channel – the words you use, your phrasing, the whole format needs to be right for the channel. Here is a general opening look at the question –

How to optimize copy for social media, website and email marketing. This copywriting cheat sheet infographic has the tips you need.

Source: [Infographic] Copywriting Cheat Sheet – Tabsite Blog

Putting out your message is better when you have something or a few things to brighten up all of those words – add some illustration, again it needs to fit or enhance what you are saying and take the whole exercise forward.

Source: Graphic Means

abstract ackgrounds taken from foliage, bonus png’s and psd’s, something for your content creation

Source: Blown Leaves | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Give part of the design a typographic makeover – how the words look is subtly as important as what the words say. It gives a further depth to the whole appearance of your message, your content –

Typography for inventive pairings and versatile blends.

Source: Cheers! | Discover.typography by H&Co

Introducing the long-awaited, delightfully handmade ★ANGIE MAKES FONT BUNDLE OF GLORY★ This bundle contains goods that could easily value

Source: Angie Makes Font Bundle of Glory ~ Fonts on Creative Market

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

Source: Tylio – f4mmedia

Facebook Ad Targeting uses the site’s extensive information about their users to allow you to set detailed and unique profiles for your client demographic.

Source: Facebook Ad Targeting [Infographic] – Tabsite Blog

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Wood surface imagery, patterns, backgrounds, textures – all adding an arty feel wherever you apply them. A range of file types to help. Moments of grunge, delicate colouring, roughness, grain, shape,

Source: Wood Surface | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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Typography, Design Styles, Resources

Can something as simple as a typeface change the meaning of words and an entire design. Of course! A typeface can add a new level of emphasis or meaning to your message. It can help you connect with users, establish brand, and set the tone for your entire project. The wrong typeface can leave a […]

Source: What Does That Say? How Typefaces Add Meaning to the Design | Design Shack

Remember that really cool video you saw that comprised only text? That was kinetic typography. Wanna learn how you can create such a video?

Source: What is Kinetic Typography and How to Create it

If you’ve worked in the design industry for any length of time you’ve probably seen styles come and go. Maybe you’re using some styles that are so popular

Source: 7 signs your design style is out of date

from a painted wall on to providing resources for you and your projects, enjoy, in .eps, .pat, .psd, .pat – something many with a load of colour and texture

Source: against the wall | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

A grab bag of textures and patterns from grungey to geometric and psychedelic, something for a bit of fun with your projects, a range of file types to make things a little easier

Source: Pattern bundle 2 | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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For the first time, Pantone select two complementary Colours of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Representing balance between tranquility and warmth, discover Artfinder pieces inspired by these soothing tones.

Source: Pantone Colours of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity | Artfinder

_Typography might just help you date, solve obesity and impact your mood; so we’ve learnt from type fanatic Sarah Hyndman. We’ve “previously dubbed her”:http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/the-type-taster “the one woman tour-de-force behind the Type Tasting enterprise”, which looks at the power typography has over our lives and senses. She’s now published a new book on the subject,_ Why Fonts Matter, _and has kindly offered us an extract looking at the effects of typography on our emotions._

Source: It’s Nice That | Why Fonts Matter, and how they impact your mood

Free SWOT Analysis Template for Project Managers

Source: Free SWOT Analysis Template for Project Managers | EGrappler

New trends affecting online design industry.

So what is this new year bringing?

6 essential website photography trends for 2015 | Webdesigner Depot.

The Importance of Print Design for the Internet Age.

Stay in Trend with Material Design: Features & Themes.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

Flat Design vs. Material Design: What Makes Them Different? : Adobe Dreamweaver Team Blog.

Flat Design vs Material Design : Which one to Choose | DesigniMag.

The 100 best free fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq.

30 Free Fonts for Hipsters | Fonts | Graphic Design Junction.

Internet Marketing White Paper – Resource Center – mosaicHUB.

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Mastering HTML5 video | Alex’s Blog.