Recently, a certain design approach has taken the web world by storm. Some of the biggest names are embracing it. It is finding its way into blogs, informative sites, web applications, e-commerce etc. This trend, popularly known as ‘Flat UI’├é┬áinvolves stripping the design of all 3D elements and using only the ‘Flat’ (2D) elements[1]. Thus the third dimension of depth is completely avoided in Flat UI design. Hence shadows are sort of deprecated feature here. Besides, bevel, embossed, gradients, highlights are the other unused features from the previous skeuomorphic approach which was initially endorsed by Apple and later caught the imagination of web designers the world over.

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