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Drop shadows, outer glows and inner bevels are out, and flat interfaces with bright blocks of colour are in. And I like it!

What the heck is f lat design? Here is a cite from this post on Creative Market:

What flat design is:

  • Flat Design Focuses on the User
  • Flat Design is Simple
  • Flat Design means using less gradients
  • Flat Design incorporates straight lines, and square corners
  • You’ll usually see high color contrasts incorporated in flat design
  • Flat Design means you won’t find extra elements like shadows, bevels, textures or anything that looks 3D.
  • Flat Design lives in only two dimensions
  • Flat Design is a trend toward simplicity and minimalism
  • Flat design means no added effects
  • Flat design tends to mean fewer buttons, and less “stuff”
  • Flat design incorporates a focus on typography
  • Color combinations, contrasting colors, and interesting color variations are all of paramount importance in flat design
  • Flat design is only one design style of many, it works for some projects, it doesn’t work for others

What flat design is not

  • Flat design does not emulate the shape and contours of ‘reality’ such as stone or fabric textures.
  • Flat design is not shiny buttons
  • Flat design does not include embellishments
  • You won’t find traditional notions of ‘depth’ in flat design
  • Flat design isn’t right for every project

Some Examples:

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