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    Do you like or dislike flat design?

    I dislike it. I realized why after I read somewhere, forgot where , that flat design is harder on your eyes because it doesn't have separation and everything blends in more one element merging into the other.

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    I haven't heard of that claim before.

    To me, I'm good with any design as long as it functions. Worrying about subjective elements has never been a productive use of time to me. Then again, I'm a developer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry909 View Post
    I dislike it. I realized why after I read somewhere, forgot where , that flat design is harder on your eyes because it doesn't have separation and everything blends in more one element merging into the other.
    That is BAD flat design. The only thing I can make out of "everything blends" would mean that there is poor contrast. Which no matter what type of design we are talking about, if the contrast is bad, its a bad design.


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    Well technically flat designs are good.Design looks good and clean.More importantly flat designs are two dimensionals.

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    But your eyes have to strain a bit to separates the elements as opposed to if it had a slight three dimensional look
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    I consider myself to be very good with flat design. In fact I literally CANT build a website not using flat design. I don't know what it is I just suck at it. In my opinion flat design works better and looks cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry909 View Post
    But your eyes have to strain a bit to separates the elements as opposed to if it had a slight three dimensional look

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    Where are you getting this information, Larry?
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    Admittedly, they are in essence for flat design but its downsides will bring about its downfall, so they say.

    [ quote ]
    The Downside of Flat Design

    So where does it break down and why will it die? First, taking the emphasis off certain components does not help the user visually organize information at lightning speed, which is the new mobile-driven expectation of consumers and websites or apps. People don't consciously consume all the pixels we pour over in the design process. They skim, scan, and quick-flick scroll on touchscreens looking to be led down a path that makes their visit have a purpose.
    [ end quote ]

    From:
    https://tackk.com/why-flat-design-will-die


    Also:
    http://blog.usabilla.com/flat-design-going-far/
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    I think "flat design" will die as a trend, but not for reasons anywhere near as complex as the ones Tackk mentions. The two major ones are as follows:

    1) Something else will come along that is "prettier" but not necessarily more useful than flat design. Web designers, being the trendwhores that they are, will follow it because they evaluate things based on the shiny factor regardless of how rational or functional they may be.

    2) A lot of the frameworks that encourage flat design, such as Ronald Roe's personal favo(u)rite Twitter Bootstrap, are growing increasingly bloated. As Google and others place increasing emphasis on load times, the marketers and SEOs eventually reveal their own trendwhorish sides and "encourage" designers to abandon these frameworks in favo(u)r of lighter frameworks and in many cases none at all.

    Fortunately in my case, I'm a developer so I'm in the unique position of being able to sit on the outside looking in, see the designer/SEO war, and laugh hysterically at both sides.

    A lot of the issues Tackk refers to (conversion ratios, guiding users) aren't specific to flat design, but to site design in general. I think that's where some of the confusion lies as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapr_Arts View Post
    That is BAD flat design. The only thing I can make out of "everything blends" would mean that there is poor contrast. Which no matter what type of design we are talking about, if the contrast is bad, its a bad design.


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    What I mean to say really is that flat design is flat and lacks depth and therefore you need to spend more milliseconds processing where everything is. Especially when, like microsoft, you do away with a lot of separating lines and elements.
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