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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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Wed 19th Dec 2012 09:33 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

“Facebook is the perfect example of interface trending towards flatness. Their major actions buttons still have a slight bevel, but lots and lots of the secondary actions are completely flat."


FLAT:

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/Neville007/Explorandoundisc...

VS 3D:

http://www.stcarchiv.de/stc2002/img/teradesk1.png

:D

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by kwan_e on Wed 19th Dec 2012 11:16 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18



And if we go back further, we get [n]curses and other text based user interfaces. I kind of miss those days, so I've started making myself learn emacs.

Good operating system with a decent text editor. Super flat.

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by Lennie on Wed 19th Dec 2012 19:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I regularly use the Debian (and Ubuntu) installer.

It still has a text interface (yes, GUI versions are available): http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/files/nodes/1774/figure2.jpg

Does that count ?

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Thu 20th Dec 2012 09:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

I post compering of FLAT vs 3D ;)

(pay attention that on second screenshot you have "3D" buttons instead of _yesterday_ FLAT! ;) )

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