Should You Adopt To Flat Design For Your Website?

Gone are those days when the flashy design of the website was considered to be the trend of the hour. All designs were set apart by the overt designs, drop shadows, etc. The designers of the website tried and made all the efforts whatever was in their strength to draw in consideration through their outlines. This has, in any case, changed over the most recent couple of years. We are these days getting to see more simple, plain and flat website design trends.

The idea of flat design was initially developed by the team of Microsoft in the year 2002. Back then, the Microsoft company embraced the flat designs of the website to design its services and products. Just after a couple of years, Google and Apple also adopted the idea of flat design. Now, what made these big giants take over the flat design? How is it different and what makes it unique from the other previous trends? And, is it worthy to adopt a flat design for your website? These are some of the points that we will be discussing in this article.

Introduction to Flat design:

For the readers who do not know anything about website designing, ‘Flat design’ is something that eliminates all the flashy elements that were in the trend sometime before. This simply means, it is the removal of the overt designs, drop shadows from the website design. The prime objective of the flat design is to switch the reader’s attention from the style, font, and flashy design of the website towards the element that matters the most- the content of the website. This is mainly the reason why the flashy designs of the website were replaced by the flat designs.

Now, let us have a look at the special characteristics of the flat design:

  1. Plain textures and patterns: The interfaces of the flat designs never make use of any shadows, highlights or any such features that may make the design of the website more shiny and glossy.
  2. The color palette of the flat design: The color pattern of the flat design is chosen very carefully. It should match the other elements of the website very carefully. It is not very flashy, but simple color pattern so that the audience must pay their attention not only towards the design of the website but also towards the content.

I hope, you have now understood what flat design is and what are its key characteristics. But, the question that is still unanswered is, “ Is it worth to adopt the flat design for your website?” To get an answer to this question it is important to understand the pros and cons of adopting a flat design.


  • Simple typography: The flat design uses a very simple and easy to understand typography. It has no decorative writing style. Moreover, the absence of extra flashy effects, shadows, etc. in the design makes the content easier and clear to read
  • Simple Interface: The simple mobile interface is very quick and easy to handle. The big buttons on the mobile devices are easy to operate, and there is no need to zoom on the buttons to find links
  • Simple and bright colors: The use of bold, bright colors in the flat design keeps the users engaged in the website and is a mood-booster


  • The design may look simple: Not every person who views the website may find the flat design appealing and attractive
  • Color matching: At times, designers may face difficulty in finding the right amount of color and using the wrong color palette may ruin the whole design of the website

To conclude:

Many big IT giants have been using flat designs on their websites. This is mainly because flat designs are easy to understand and easy to use. In the world of digitalization, the trends are quickly changing. As listed above, flat designs provide more advantages than the disadvantages. All these points indicate that it is indeed worthy to adopt the flat design for your website. Make sure you consider these points the next time you design your website to make it more attractive and appealing to the readers.

Guest post by Anthony Bergs. Anothony is a project manager at Writers Per Hour. He always keeps an eye on the marketing sector to implement the best innovations into the strategies that he builds. He’s always open for new connections and partnerships.