The design offers usability and aesthetics and features open space, clean, bright colors and 2D illustrations. It removes a lot of complicated features like textures, patterns, bubbles, gradients and shiny effects to focus on simplicity.
Color and Typography
Vibrant and bright colors are included in the flat web design. Web designers are using different color schemes. It can use up to 6 colors, each color can be used to highlight a specific button or a link. On the other bold often retro typography is used that allows setting an appropriate design tone for a project. Use a typeface that is simple, clean, and easy to read.
Minimalism plays an important role and can change the visual appearance of the design. Flat design doesn’t use animations, any textural or 3D elements. However, as good designers will still be able to design an impressive layout with simple UI elements.
- One-dimension icons and ghost buttons are also an important part of the flat design, as they do not have the 3D appearance that typical icons have.
Simple User Interface
We can integrate different UI elements using simple shapes like rectangle, circle, square, etc. Everything on the page should be designed to flow naturally in order to ensure a smooth performance.
In 2D flat design, the absence of drop shadows, strokes and other strong UI elements has put an end to the era of depth web design. However some designer use shadows, albeit minimally.
There is a lack of distinction between different elements on the page due to the lack of shadows or gradients and this makes it difficult for the users to click the element of their choice. The designer can overcome this problem by creating a visual hierarchy.
The clickable items can be distinguished by using different color schemes and font sizes.