26 Oct '13, 12am

Not Quite Flat Design

Not Quite Flat Design Corey Haggard October 24, 2013 design The design industry sure does see it's changes in the course of a year. Remember the Web 2.0 days? Those were the days of shiny buttons, glossy text, and tight line heights. Looking back on those designs now, it makes you wonder, what were we thinking? Nothing you could do to a design with big glossy text and outrageous shiny buttons would make it look good now. It seems as if the design world has become desensitized to gradients for the most part. Since some of the early Zune interface changes, Microsoft has single handedly moved the industry in a more metro style approach to UI. Apple has jumped on the bandwagon, by stripping their skeuomorphic approach from previous releases of iOS to a flat aesthetic. Of course those shiny buttons, and gradient text had their purpose. The purpose was to attract attention to a ...

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