Flat design is the most popular trend in UI design right now.Superficially, flat design is simple:Don’t use gradients, shadows and texturesUse simple shapes, bold colors and clear typographyI believe that a few prominent flat designs sacrifice usability and best practices such as
RDV Weekly's insight:
If you only read one article - choose this one. Flat design comes down to 1) No gradients, shadows, or textures, and 2) big bold colors and typography. That's it!
Flat design has all the key attributes that make a site as functional as it is beautiful. It recognizes that a sense of familiarity is important to the user experience, but it creates this sense in a way that fits with the medium. At the same time, it's able to adapt to new discoveries, trends, and ideas. Flat design brings us a step closer to a new paradigm of digital design, where the functionality and aesthetic are in complete harmony.
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One of the more popular web design trends is flat design. Flat design is a minimalist approach that emphasizes open space, bright colors, and a two-dimensional layout. Because of its simple nature, the user will focus solely on content and typography rather than imagery and videos. Flat design is often used in mobile apps and responsive design, where the minimalist approach helps make navigation simpler. Designers have different opinions on flat design and whether or not it is a worthwhile trend. Here are the pros and cons of using flat design for your website.
Propelled by Windows 8 and iOS 7, flat design has been one of the most popular design trends to define 2013. Emphasizing functionality over style, flat design focuses on typography and colors instead of visual effects like 3D elements and drop shadows. It is also one of the most polarizing ... Continue reading »
RDV Weekly's insight:
And how does Flat Design play into mobile? Responsive design (see a prior issue of RDV Weekly) is another major trend. Responsive + Flat = This