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Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook by Amr Gawish

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Using flat design techniques

In the last several years, there has been a rapid shift in software and application interface design, from 3D and skeuomorphic to flat and minimal.

Flat design is aimed for simplicity, clarity, and honesty of materials in the user interface.

That means getting rid of beveled edges, gradients, shadows, and reflections, as well as creating a user experience that plays to the strengths of digital interfaces, rather than limiting the user to the confines of the familiar analog world.

In web design as well, flat pages rarely introduce dimensionality, shadows, or textures into the equation, relying instead on parallax scrolling and visual clarity to communicate.

One of the most popular frontend frameworks that embrace the flat ...

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