Over the last 12 months, we’ve noticed more and more designers make use of the increasingly popular Flat UI design trend. So long to high gloss candy icons. Hello to simple and sophisticated flat and long shadow assets.
What is Flat UI?
The Flat UI design style is pretty succinct. It incorporates the use of shapes with no or minimal shadowing (long shadow). Flat UI tosses aside strokes, gradients, gloss, and brushes. The result is a spacious, sophisticated design that is less distracting, allowing you to focus on the content over the design.
Surprisingly, out of the tech giants it was Microsoft that kicked off this trend with their Metro UI. Google followed suit with an update to Google Play. Finally, Apple joined the party by giving iOS a major design overhaul with its latest update. While not completely flat, iOS 7 clearly takes cues from simpler designs from competitors.
5 Cool Flat UI Examples from Dribble
If you’re digging Flat UI and are looking to update your site or app, check our Dribbble. Dribbble is a fantastic source for design inspiration. Here are some examples to get your creative juices flowing.