Days are gone when web designers use to spend their time and effort creating Flashy animation and illustration filled with gradient and sparkling gif images and getting appreciation by audience, then came the trend bringing real life images with drop shadows for depth and multiple layered artwork with amazing textured background.
But today, in device friendly world, flat UI trend is Hot, which resist all of these 'artificial' design techniques, and make design more simplified, classy and unique . For user centric website flat UI design is best option, flat design includes minimum design approach but clean , crisp and easy to navigate interface, 2D flat illustration and icons with bright color gives adorn to your design.
Microsoft was the first to get the flat UI design to its products and application, after its huge success apple followed the same trend by converting iOS 7 in flat form in all its element .
these Flat design doesn't look boring though it contain minimum design elements, there are lot different ways to showcase these flat design, since these major operating system had motivated towards the Flat UI , today every website and application has adapted the trend.
Images and info graphics used to convey the message are simple yet effective, icons can indicate the purpose which is easy to understand, it give you space to use different natural colors and typography.
So next time when you are designing a Flat UI try to keep minimum elements and user-centric approach .