Flat Design for websites
10 Oct 2013 |
Flat design? never really heard of it.. but from the examples below, I'm proud to say that my blog is an ultimate preview of what flat design is because it adheres to the following;
What is Flat Design?
- Flat Design Focuses on the User
- 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
- There are no extras in flat design
- 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 though. The following are few examples of flat design in websites;
Is Flat Design Just Efficient Design?
There are some people that consider flat design to simply be efficient design at its core. That is to say, flat design trends toward making websites or apps that are easier for people to use and find important information free from distractions
. I don't believe that flat design is the only type of efficient design, but it definitely does make it easier to find information when done well
. When it comes down to it, your website or app needs to be simple and easy for anyone to be able to use
. Some may find that flat design aids in that process, others prefer to use a different design style. I love the look and feel of flat design, and believe that people generally find it aesthetically pleasing as minimalism and simplicity return as trends in fashion and technology
What do you think, is flat web design just efficient design? it sure is for me!