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Flat Design – What Is It All About?

Are you familiar with the term “flat design»?

It is one of the hottest discussion topics among web designers today. What’s special about flat design? Basically, flat design does not use any extra effects or decorations. All elements or boxes, image frames, navigation buttons and etc, are clear-cut and lack shadows, gradients or edges.

Flat design method was quite popular in the past, and now it has returned back. It would not be a joke, if we state that flat design is just that – flat (thanks, Cap!).

But do not underestimate flat design: it is not completely without effects, of course. Truly speaking, it just lacks extra effects to create “artificial” depth and dimension.

So, what is peculiar to flat design? First of all, it focuses on vivid colors. Color is a key component to making your website elements stand out, and stay in harmony at the same time.

Good content is essential, of course! Flat design does not mean “plain” design, in no way! That’s why typography is very important. The headings, navigation, banners should communicate a message to your visitors – make sure they won’t get lost in the woods of identical texts!

The interface should be simple and user-friendly: all the elements should be of clear use, otherwise they won’t be effective.
The popularity of flat design will grow together with the demand for clean UI and mobile friendly websites. You can go with the trend and create a website, based on flat design! It’s up to you!
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Top Web Fonts Of 2013

Internet is changing and facing new challenges every day; thus 2013 brings new forms and appearance into web design.

Different trends in typography and graphics are constantly emerging, and it’s high time to talk about trends in web fonts.

Let’s start with big and bold fonts : ) Obviously, they are designed to stand out. You can use them for your headlines to draw attention of your users, readers and followers. Of course, big and bold fonts like Cubano or Helsinki Bold will make your text more prominent and easier to read. So, just do not hesitate to choose them for your website headlines and post titles.

Do you love grunge? We definitely do – this is a font for a bad boy, who’s got a cool website about not really perfect things (though not necessarily). Grunge fonts like Bourbon Rough and Headlined will give your website a little bit of extra attitude, and that’s great.

Never forget about handwritten fonts – they’re always top-notch! No doubt, they add a depth of personality and emotion to any website or blog. Handwritten fonts can help you to sound (or be read) friendly, personal and politely. Your message will be understood and accepted.

We would also recommend not staying away from re-made classic and vintage fonts! What can be more exciting and attractive? The combination of classics and modern is what makes vintage fonts very popular among designers! So, choose one for your website!

Good luck!

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