Skeuomorphism and Flattening Trends

Before kicking off a recent project, our team discussed the flat design trend on the web, and the resulting move away from skeuomorphism—“Should we avoid skeuomorphism and make everything flat?”. A unanimous ‘no’ was quickly reached.

Flat design is a style which is trending at the moment. It’s an option, not the answer. If used correctly now, it will endure, but if used for the sake of the trend, it is hipster; soon to be out of fashion, with it’s inappropriateness revealed.

Paddy O’Hanlon is a web designer and one of the principals at Logo24. He is a lover of good semantics, well documented and architected CSS, and beautiful, content-driven design. (Really the design-guise is a cover-up so he can covertly feed his travel addiction and climb many rocks around the world). He tweets @Paddy.

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