With the new iOS7 and increasing number of app interfaces using flat design, there’s no doubt that the flat trend is here to stay. “Flat” UI refers to design that uses elements without gradients, ornaments or effects such as shadows or shading.
A strong antithesis to the web-2.0 style which uses glossy, glass-like interfaces and heavy drop shadow, the flat style has received some criticism for being oversimplified and unpolished.
The argument in support of flat UI design is that it retains honesty to the materials. Rather than mimicking real-life objects such as leather, metal and fabric, flat... Read More