The Web Design Trend That Catches Everyone’s Attention These Days – Flat Design

I think that there is no designer not to be involved in the harsh “battle” between skeuomorphic and flat design. Fortunately, these kinds of battles are very useful for the entire design community and even for the users, therefore don’t be scared about. But what in fact is this “battle”?

Apple is still a great company that has an immense influence in design and its style was to implement as much as possible the reality into functional design. It’s called skeuomorphism and it seems to clutch the designers’ minds.

Microsoft, another great company, doesn’t accept this situation and offered a different solution. Metro style isn’t the invention of Microsoft, but clearly, the rebirth of it is the kudos of Bill Gates’ company. In opposition to skeuomorphism, flat design is simple and of course, flat. It is characterized by the lack of shades and gradients, the main idea behind being “content before chrome”.

Which style is better is a common question and the answers are different. Personally, I don’t think that flat is better than skeuomorphic or vice-versa, it’s about how the designer is crafting his project. A good designer has the possibility of creating a wonderful website no matter if it is influenced by flat or skeuomorphic solution.

Anyway, it’s sure that we will enjoy many websites based in the new flat approach, but also it’s 100% sure that skeuomorphic won’t ever be dead. Below is a wonderful collection of the best websites that are perfect examples to reveal what the expression “flat design” is supposed to be. Enjoy it and don’t forget to give a chance to flat design in your future projects!

microsoft.com

microsoft.com flat web design inspiration

itsashapechristmas.co.uk

itsashapechristmas.co.uk flat web design inspiration

etchapps.com

etchapps.com flat web design inspiration

minimalmonkey.com

minimalmonkey.com flat web design inspiration

flaticons.co

flaticons.co flat web design inspiration

2012.buildconf.com

2012.buildconf.com flat web design inspiration

kippt.com

kippt.com flat web design inspiration

tynan-darcy.com

tynan-darcy.com flat web design inspiration

2012.twitter.com

2012.twitter.com flat web design inspiration

buildwindows.com

buildwindows.com flat web design inspiration

oak.is

oak.is flat web design inspiration

spelltower.com

spelltower.com flat web design inspiration

fitbit.com

fitbit.com flat web design inspiration

squidee.co

squidee.co flat web design inspiration

startupgiraffe.com

startupgiraffe.com flat web design inspiration

freshproduct.at

freshproduct.at flat web design inspiration

sputnikcreative.com

sputnikcreative.com flat web design inspiration

freesbie.it

freesbie.it flat web design inspiration

iconmonstr.com

iconmonstr.com flat web design inspiration

thegadgetflow.com

thegadgetflow.com flat web design inspiration

charlottetang.com

charlottetang.com flat web design inspiration

42angels.com

42angels.com flat web design inspiration

everylastdrop.co.uk

everylastdrop.co.uk flat web design inspiration

dataveyes.com

dataveyes.com flat web design inspiration

patterntap.com

patterntap.com flat web design inspiration

januarycreative.com

januarycreative.com flat web design inspiration

nico.im

nico.im flat web design inspiration

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