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8 Reasons Web Designers Should Edit Video Too
This post shares four resume-reasons web designers should learn to edit videos such as::
* Video is growing fast.
* Great For self-promotion.
* Videos, like websites, tell stories.
* Designing to seamlessly incorporate video is an important challenge few have mastered.
* Video editing is similar to web design just add time.
* Video editing brings a new dimension to web design (i.e. it adds time).
Fantastic Video Website Designs for Inspiration. Selection of Awwwards winning video websites. Video is widely used in today's web design. Video is one of the most powerful tools of visual communication.
* Video floats on top of websites more than it is actually part of them.
Visual language Lab: Researching the structure and cognition of the visual language of comics
Visual Language Important For Internet Marketing
One undeniable trend is Lean Visual Marketing. We want videos and pictures and we want to understand complex ideas FAST. Scooplit is riding the crest of the lean visual marketing wave and exploding.
We know that there are some core ideas in this new "visual marketing revolution" including:
* Surprise helps but is had to create.
* Smashing expected visuals into unexpected can create surprise.
* Humor works.
* Arresting visuals only work once UNLESS aligned to their content.
* Without arresting visuals content marketing is doomed.
* The "visual language" of your marketing must be consistent with all other marketing or dissonance results.
I like the idea of studying comics to help achieve a sense of visual tone and for ways to connect images seamlessly with copy, tone ane theme.
Via Bucky Dodd
Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need
"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.
Here are some highlights:
**People remember only 20% of what they read
**83% of learning is visual
Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information
**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.
Gives Your Brand an Identity
**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity
Drives User Engagement
**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]
25 Great Web Design Tips From Forbes
1. The 5 Second Rule **
2. Proper Messaging
3. Call to Action **
4. Building Trust
5. Keep it Fresh
6. Incorporating Social Media
8. Web 2.0 – It’s About the User’s Needs, Not About You
9. Video **
10. Don’t Reinvent The Wheel
11. Don’t Fall Behind – Your Competitors Will Beat You
13. Start with SEO in Mind **
14. Avoid Long Page Forms
16. Be an Industry Leader
17. It’s No Longer Just About the Desktop
18. Don’t Attempt to Target Everyone
19. Monitor Site Performance
20. It’s Web Pages, Not Websites That Rank
21. Your Website is a Component of Marketing
22. Good websites grow businesses.
23. Flash is dead.
24. Respect text.
25. Future requires wearable tech integration.
What web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? I'm betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things.
1. Flat UI - AGREE and general agreement.2. 'Mobile first' - AGREE! & trying to wrestle that pig to ground now with CrowdFunde.3. Yet more scrolling - Agree and coming from mobile too.
.8. Minimalist navigation - Agree and this is coming from MOBILE (working CrowdFunde's "mobile first" design right now and navigation is expensive in mobile.
9. CSS replaces images - Agree CSS Canvas is going to make many images needless weight on the page.
10. Video / moving backgrounds - AGREE!
11. Richer content experiences - Agree especially video.
12. Making the most of one page - Agree, but don't agree with single page sites (we aren't there yet).
13. Varied typography - Agree there is a lot happening on the server side with type.
14. Monochromatic design - New to me, but more likely than
15. Hypercolour - Not Sure color is easy to do BAD online and more color can make a mess.
16. Cards / tiles - Fascinating and new to me, read why cards are future of the web
17. Bigger, better imagery (Agree, cloud caching and CDNs making this possible).
18. Fixed position content / navigation - Agree as social widgets already doing this
By now we all know the benefits of Facebook and Twitter and how they help drive business. And while reading through various feeds, you will have undoubtedly
Via Thomas Faltin
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
There MUST be a way to use Vine for business, but the 6 second looped video has eluded me. This Business 2 Community post helps you find a way in to use Vine for business.