Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 22:59 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "In this article I'm going to talk about what flat design is, review what other designers are saying about it, and offer some tips on how to achieve it in your own designs." I give you one attempt to guess which 'design aesthetic' the next version of OSNews is inspired by. And yes, we will eventually get it done.
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Bauhaus
by kwan_e on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:12 UTC
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

It's like Bauhaus. You'll either love it. Or hate it. Or be indifferent to it. It's like skeuomorphism.

Some people are colour blind. Some people are tone death. Some people are design agnostic. Good thing I'm not colour blind or tone death. Life is good.

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RE: Bauhaus
by Chris_G on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:41 in reply to "Bauhaus"
Chris_G Member since:
2012-10-25

I think you mean "tone deaf."

Anyway, I look forward to the new OSNews design. I still kinda miss the old look-and-feel.

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RE[2]: Bauhaus
by kwan_e on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:58 in reply to "RE: Bauhaus"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I think you mean "tone deaf."


I can't believe I meant it twice. Twice.

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RE: Bauhaus
by joekiser on Tue 18th Dec 2012 02:01 in reply to "Bauhaus"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

It's like Bauhaus. You'll either love it.


Reminds me of the paintings of Ellsworth Kelly. See "Blue Green Red," 1963:

http://www.peterfreemaninc.com/exhibitions/ellsworth-kelly-small-pa...

or "Red Yellow Blue III," 1966:

http://www.artsconnected.org/media/5e/7e/e09d71d4ba8fed4a2dba539a06...

I would say these styles come and go in cycles, but I cannot really think of a time where clean, simplistic design was "in," not by choice anyway. It always seemed that with increasing computational power, we also got increasingly complex graphics and effects without regard to the overall look of how these things fit together. The result is a hodgepodge of ideas and effects with varying levels of detail (depending on when the icon/UI element was created) with little consistency from one app to the next. This is the first time that I can remember where mainstream designers are focusing on minimalist design by choice.

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RE: Bauhaus
by l3v1 on Tue 18th Dec 2012 13:01 in reply to "Bauhaus"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

It's like Bauhaus. You'll either love it. Or hate it. Or be indifferent to it. It's like skeuomorphism.


Love it, hate it, be indifferent. So it's like... everything ;)

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