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Flat Design Websites

Flat design is a style that uses no volume or shadows and displays content without details. This is the exact opposite of skeuomorphism—the style where objects are depicted as realistically as possible. Get to know the key elements of flat web design:

All website elements are two-dimensional without 3D images, textures, visual noise in the background, or gradients. Buttons have no shadows or highlights. Unlike minimalism, flat design websites may have little white space with lots of content and decorative elements.

Flat design uses pure local colors both for accents and backgrounds. And no gradients.

No random elements or decorative fonts are used, and a clear visual hierarchy is maintained. Sans serif fonts are preferred.

Images and icons are expressive yet simple and easy to grasp. No details, shadows, or volume. Long single-color 2D shadows can be an exception.
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