Flat is in!

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words; hence you would definitely see that in the upcoming year.

Large images would be seen on the homepage of the websites. However, to properly pull it off, the image should stop at the break, in terms of resolutions and pixels, of the screen.  Once the user begins to navigate, they should not continue to see the image, but instead see the content below it. There are many people who feel different when they are on Windows 8 and 8.1 rather than the older versions. Flat design is the upcoming feature which is used for creating the modern user interface. A good example of this can be seen in the tablet screen on any windows 8 machine. These designs are accompanied and bought to life through eye- catching colors that attract a user to the site.  Best of all, these are very quick in regards to loading time.

Flat design – a concept popular many years ago in design – is making a comeback. With many redesigns and new websites employing a flat design scheme, the trend is appearing almost everywhere, both on websites and in app design.

Its popularity has been made even more popular by the releases of Windows 8 and the new Google design, which includes a completely flat aesthetic. And other popular sites use this theme as well.

Flat design is a method that does not use any extra effects to create a scheme that does not include any three-dimensional attributes. There are no drop shadows, bevels, embossing, gradients or other tools used that help lift elements off the screen or create added depth. Icons and UI elements are crisp and without feathered edges and shadows.

Flat design is just that – flat.

Flat design is not completely without effects, it just lacks added extras to create “artificial” depth and dimension. Even more designs fall into the category of “almost flat,” where the overall look and concept contains very few effects.

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