I visit the bookmarks in my browser one day, as I normally do, scrolling through the numerous gateways to my explored treasures of the Internet. Scrolling down and scrolling back up and there at the top, something catches my attention. It’s one of my first bookmarks, a link to a website titled – ‘Flat design vs. realism‘. By mere glance, all these flashes of what I recall, appear before me.
It was a battle. Back in 2013, when the Internet junta fought over the fate of it. Will flat design finally overshadow realistic 3-D rendition or will the later continue to dominate? It was the time when the websites finally bow down to the king of interfaces.
Don’t worry! I’m not going to give a lecture on effective UI building – the history & the future. Nope. I can though, having a fair experience in web development. Anyway, I must tell that the website was fun to scroll through. It’s not live now I think.
There was an actual fight between the two sides – you pick the side, you want to fight for.
But here’s the thing that I want to emphasize through this whole build up – both of these sides were equally powerful on their own to dominate the Internet UI space. Both of them had their own pros & cons (one having more than other) and each of them had their following (once again, one having more than other). But at the end, only one has to stay.
And that’s the things about choices, isn’t?
*To be continued…*