Showcase, Website Designs, SEO, ideas to help you along

Getting your message out there can be quite  task. You need to have the right content on the right channels at the right time. The styles you employ need to fit with what you are saying. Below are a few bits and pieces to help you make some decisions.

Here’s a stunning roundup which includes a hand-picked showcase of trendy hipster style website designs. They all boast a retro or vintage theme.

Source: Showcase of Trendy Hipster Style Website Designs

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to know the key aspects you should measure to maximise performance?

Source: Website Analytics: 7 Factors You Should Measure to Maximise Performance [Infographic]

How has your website performed from an SEO perspective since 2012? Have you noticed peaks and troughs in rankings and traffic over the last 5 years?

Source: A Timeline of Google’s SEO Updates & How They Affect Your Website [Infographic]

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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.

Source: Type With Pride

 

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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

Source: pandoras patterns | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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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a series of abstract animations of blobs and similar objects in motion, evolving against black or white backgrounds

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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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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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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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