Trendy App Icon [FLAT] [LONG SHADOW]

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  1. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    Stop following mindless trends. Think for yourselves.

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    10 months ago

  2. Michael Green Michael Green

    HOT OPINIONS

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    10 months ago

  3. Ariel Verber Ariel Verber

    Yeah lets keep using watercolors.

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    10 months ago

  4. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Ariel Verber The circlejerk that Dribbble has turned into is unbearable.

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    10 months ago

  5. Ainar Ainar

    Sooo.... If we talking about ignoring trends, why all your design is flat?

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    10 months ago

  6. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Ainar it's hard not to be influenced by the trends. I'm quite involved with other designers, and obviously seeing what they do and don't do will influence my choices. Having said that, I think I design appropriately for each project. This: http://cl.ly/OyNv isn't flat at all, while this: http://cl.ly/MyQy is. There's a good reason for that: Holo is flat and to keep your app useable you have to stick to the platform guidelines. I don't like iOS 7's design but does that mean I'm going to keep designing like I did for iOS 6? Of course not.

    This: http://www.vock.me/ilocalis/ isn't flat because it's a layered UI, and as such it has to be clear to the user where they are at a glance, something that would be much harder to do if the UI was flat. (At least it should be, I think something broke prefixfree.js – check my shot to see how it should look)

    I'm not against flat design or even "long shadow" design at all. I think everything has a place, and it's up to the designer to make the best choices for the user and not for the other designers who might be viewing the project.

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    10 months ago

  7. P. Von Haggen. P. Von Haggen.

    Dribbble should have a "repost" button, so I could click it for this shot. Thank you.

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    10 months ago

  8. Matan Mousseri Matan Mousseri

    Could not agree more.

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    10 months ago

  9. Warden Warden

    I'm worried.

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    10 months ago

  10. Alex Alex

    I see nothing that makes this trend mindless. It can certainly be annoying to see so many long shadow designs that look so similar, but people are just trying out new concepts for themselves and how they could be used. Aesthetic styles aren't everything, and it can be good to practice with many different "trends" so they come naturally to you and you can focus on layout or UX of what you're building.

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    10 months ago

  11. Levi Wintering Levi Wintering

    Seeing this right next to my latest shot made me laugh pretty good! Even still, I'm proud of my work. :)

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    10 months ago

  12. ⚡ marcelo Pérez ⚡ marcelo Pérez

    thank you!!!

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    10 months ago

  13. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Alex I agree; see my earlier comment. Everything has a place, but increasingly I feel like people on here and elsewhere are designing for designers. You shouldn't design for designers, you should design for your users.

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    10 months ago

  14. Sam Mearns Sam Mearns

    @Ido Vock It doesn't matter at all... The words flat design existed long before apple was even created. The only people who critise are the people who don't matter.

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    10 months ago

  15. Axel Herrmann Axel Herrmann

    @Sam, I´m not sure about other countries, but we used to call it "minimalism", not flat design. Does that term come from Mr. Abbotts novel "Flatland"?! :)

    Anyway, there´s imho only one way to "judge" design: whether it is good (works) or not. That being said we can all complain about trends, in the end it´s all about the project and what it demands for... I guess what @Ido means is that, once there was a certain style on the popular page, you can find a lot off senseless rebounds just trying to do the same thing, adapting a style without any context. So of course, we can try something out, but I´d like to see more of the personal style of a designer than just trying to copy something. The long shadows for instance are great to work with negative space, etc... :)

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    10 months ago

  16. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Sam Mearns no they didn't. Computer displays didn't exist before Apple, much less gradients.

    @Axel Herrmann That's exactly what I meant, thank you for putting it much more eloquently than I. What I dislike are people who follow trends for the sole reason of following trends. They don't think for themselves, instead saying "he/she is doing it, therefore I should do so too".

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    10 months ago

  17. Sam Mearns Sam Mearns

    @Ido Vock I'm talking about apples design decisions... Minimalism, swiss style all were here long before apple's interfaces. Don't get me wrong... Trend setting is not design and it never will be.

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    10 months ago

  18. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Sam Mearns of course, but back then it was just design, not flat design.

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    10 months ago

  19. Justin Edmund Justin Edmund

    I just saw this and I think I love you. Is that weird?

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    8 months ago

  20. Ido Vock Ido Vock

    @Justin Edmund No. Well, maybe. I suppose I'd use Pinterest more if I was gay though, so maybe there's that?

    8 months ago

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