Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 14:44 UTC
Apple "Sources have described iOS 7 as 'black, white, and flat all over'. This refers to the dropping of heavy textures and the addition of several new black and white user interface elements." I couldn't be happier.
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Bye bye basic usability
by Verenkeitin on Fri 24th May 2013 19:36 UTC
Verenkeitin
Member since:
2007-07-01

Oh great. iOS going full on flat design means its going to infest everything from toasters to cars to Firefox.
No more enclosing shapes to nicely group related elements. Just endless ocean of white space dotted by items that used to look look like buttons and other recognizable interface elements.

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RE: Bye bye basic usability
by bnolsen on Fri 24th May 2013 21:18 in reply to "Bye bye basic usability"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm not sure why the voting down. I'm disturbed by some of the new website I've seen which have gone with these blocks, etc. I find them difficult to use and quickly spot what I'm looking for. I'm also sorry for color blind folks who in some cases aren't going to see much variation. Most things in nature and the world are textured, ripping out textures from interfaces seems as counter intuitive as overtexturing them. The pendulum is swinging too far!

How about we just start ripping out all this extra animation stuff that in some cases seems to interfere with responsiveness?

Edited 2013-05-24 21:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Bye bye basic usability
by Nelson on Fri 24th May 2013 23:37 in reply to "RE: Bye bye basic usability"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree and I think that Microsoft is wrong in Metro to go so radically flat. I think Google has it closest to right here with Holo though.

http://www.matthewmooredesign.com/almost-flat-design/
This is an article I read a little while ago that seems to come to the same conclusion. It includes pictures though to illustrate the point.

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