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Creating Flat Design Websites by Antonio Pratas

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Skeuomorphic versus flat

Skeuomorphic design, also known as realism, is a style that was very much used during 2012 and 2013, and it consists of creating visual elements that represent their original, physical counterpart.

Skeuomorphism is defined as an element of design or structure that serves little or no purpose in the artifact fashioned from the new material but was essential to the object made from the original material (courtesy: Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeuomorph).

Apple created several skeuomorphic interfaces for their desktop and mobile apps; apps such as iCal, iBooks, Find My Friends, Podcast apps, and several others.

This kind of interface was both loved and hated among the design community and users. It was a style that ...

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