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Web Design Blueprints by Benjamin LaGrone

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Chapter 2. Flat UI

Flat design is an increasingly popular trend in web design and is currently the dominant design style in mobile interfaces. Based on simplicity, minimalism, and efficiency, flat UI design eliminates much of the third dimension from the design. According to its advocates, it no longer is necessary to mimic the familiar third dimension in UI design, as people have accepted and adopted the mobile device or are practically born with it in their hands and don't need the third dimension anymore. The mobile device is now ubiquitous and can stand on its own.

No discussion of flat design is complete without a reference to what flat design is not. However, let's start our discussion not by defining it by what is not, but by what it is. ...

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