Flat design is a minimalistic design approach that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colours and two-dimensional/flat illustrations. - What is flat design?
The Modern Design Movement (The Bauhaus), with its focus on making the “function” beautiful is the first influence. At the heart of the Bauhaus philosophy is stripping away superfluous decorations to focus on the essence of the functional. There are many parallels in today’s computing world. The practice of mimicking real-world materials such as glass, brushed metal or leather, and effects such as drop shadows, reflections and lens flares, are an attempt to adorn experiences without being functional. When Sam Moreau, design director for Windows, says, “The content is the interface,” he’s channeling his inner Bauhaus. - Modern design at Microsoft - Going beyond flat design
Most software will be limited by the platform on which it runs. Screen dimensions and pixel density are the confining factors of hardware. A minimal interface demands a very limited design palette, which means that every element needs to sing. Typographic scale and font weight will largely determine both the aesthetics and usability of a flat design. - Flat And Thin Are In
To understand flat design, you have to understand the thing it’s revolting against: skeuomorphism. Skeuomorphism boils down to visual trickery, or the use of details and ornamentation to make one thing look like another. In architecture, false facades are skeuomorphic. In car design, fake wood panelling is. Skeuomorphism in UI design usually refers to a digital element designed to look like something from the physical world. - What Is Flat Design?
Free Red Flat UI Kit is a ai file including a lot of useful web elements like buttons, menus, toggles, forms, etc.
video widget, dropdown, buttons, list, menu button
tabs widget, slider, button on, button hover, button off, checkbox, input text, search, pagination
Created by Joseph Bittner.
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