A lot has been discussed about implementing Material or Flat Design recently. Flat Design is not among one of the trends only because it is a part of Microsoft but also because of its number of other designing advantages. It’s been much appreciated by designers all over the globe. Since then, a number of companies have gone behind this trend. In general, Flat Design is a minimalist user interface category that has numerous applications in different graphical UI as in website designs.
On the other hand, when we talk about the Material Design, it gets a bit difficult to distinguish it from the Flat Design as one is related to another. The primary difference lies in the fact that Flat Design is based on the design trend that people have adapted to while the Material Design is not specifically the design trend. It is a list of guidelines to be followed by the designers to have a certain specification in the design.
Well, this is not possible to conclude that there is any specific difference between the two. However, after reading this blog, you will have a conclusion what a Material or Flat Design is. But you won’t be able to exactly figure out any difference between them on any ground. Instead, you can relate them based on their applications.
Let’s try to compare them individually.
Flat Design is the simplest design and doesn’t have much of scope for styling and has a three-dimensional illusion. The main emphasis in flat design is in the interconnection of the icons, its typography and the use of colors. Additionally, simplicity is of prime importance in flat design.
Material design is a set of design standard guidelines proposed by Google and it has a number of interesting features. The most popular one that makes it distinct is the use of the Z-axis. All the skeuomorphs from Material Design are removed. Material design is totally based on the concept of using multiple layers from innumerable image editors and it separates them by drop shadows, bevels, and animations.
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