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Flat Design and Skeuomorphism

Postby RaJesh Balakrishnan » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:51 am

The design topics of flat design and skeuomorphism have been widely discussed as of late, particularly with the beta release of iOS 7. Despite this fact, many people are still unaware of these terms and their meanings. Today, we’ll explore some of the key features of flat design and how this design trend is different from skeuomorphism.

Design styles are usually labelled as a temporary trend. Whenever a “new” style emerges, there’s no guarantee that it will become successful or stick around. However, as more designers in the industry start to cater to a particular design style, the more ubiquitous and useful that style becomes. That said, it is a common misinterpretation that that flat design is actually new. It isn’t. Flat design and flat designers have been around for a long time, but what is new is the industry hype and adherence that we’ve seen in recent years.

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Re: Flat Design and Skeuomorphism

Postby stevetoth » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:22 am

Although Jobs loved skeuomorphism, I'm sure he would have supported the evolution of the iOS design.
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