Flat design is becoming increasingly popular in the design and development space. When we say “flat” we are referring to the minimalist approach to design. We remove borders, shadows, variants, 3d elements to come up with a very clean simple and flat design. Minimal design has been popular for a while and it seems that flat conceptual working is taking that to next level. In this post we have put together some beautiful iPhone applications with flat design. If you like these designs you might also want to check out our previous post below.
The flat metro-style design trend has only been active within the community for a couple of years. The original designs started with Microsoft and have grown in complexity ever since. Specifically I have noticed a lot of designers working with flat CSS3 buttons, links, icons, and other UI features.
I want to dedicate this showcase towards flat website interfaces. The gallery includes 34 examples of the best flat websites. These are host to blogs, businesses, portfolios, and dozens of other styles as well. You can apply flat design techniques onto any layout because the patterns are so basic. Take a look at some of my examples examples and you will pick up new ideas pretty quickly.