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Graphic Design Vs Web Design

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Although the web design and graphic design both are totally different concepts but still people often get confused in between these two. They both are considered as “Art Designer” and their work is misunderstood due to the involvement of art skill and creative ability. Besides, they both use almost same design tools and can do the jobs related to the web design or graphic design.

Here are some key points which are helpful for us to get the difference between these two:

Web Design: The concept of web design is associated with different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. It also includes different areas of web design, interface design, authoring including standardized code and user experience design along with search engine optimization etc.

Graphic Design: Graphic design mainly deals with the process of visual communication and problem solving which are using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. The graphic designers are responsible for creating and combining symbols, images and text to form visual representation of ideas and messages.


Colors: In terms of color, these two are completely different. The graphic design takes use of CMYK color mode due to rely on printing and this color used is more focused on visual impacts and visual flow guidance. On the other hand, the web design uses RGB as per the special imaging mode and it is more focused on the teasing out the relationship between the information structures.

Fonts: Generally the choice of font is more freely in the graphic design as there is no necessary to worry about the implementation of the final effect. But in the web design, it needs to be more comprehensive in order to avoid the pressure on the server by the output due to the small choose scope. With the development of technologies, this gap naturally narrowed.

Graphics: The graphic design has more performances in the use of graphics in comparison to the web design especially for the product websites. Along with this, the graphic design does not need to take the final effect into account and in terms of size of unit used in design; the graphic design uses physical sizes while web design uses pixels.

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Principles of Flat UI Design

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The trend of flat web design has been emerging since few years and also gaining the popularity as well. The big contribution behind its popularity is of the large companies and organizations that have changed their design aesthetics to the flat design. There is a combination of bright colors and amazing typography which leads to the trend of unique flat designs.

Flat Design: It is a flattened interface design that has stripped any illustration of the third dimension. The elements can be made to appear as they are lying on the some flat surface. The concept of shadows, gradients and glow effects are the non-flat design friendly. It is the easy version of the interface but its detailing is difficult.

Key Principles of Flat Designs: Not all the designers are considering the basic design principles at the time of working with flat designs but we can add a great user experience by creating the flat design and following the below principles:

Minimalistic Design: It can stand accurately opposite to the skeuomorphic design due to the minimalistic visual appearance of the design. There is no use of animations in the flat design as well as attractive UI elements and 3D effects.

Simple User Interface: In this design, there are simple shapes available for the designers like rectangle, circle, square etc for the purpose of integrating the several UI elements. The designers are able to use any shape for the best UI pattern.

Color and Typography: There are vibrant and bold color patterns included in this design rather than gradients, drop shadows and many other efficient design elements as they are not supported by the flat design. In addition to this, color schemes are too bright in comparison to the colors in skeuomorphic design.

No Depth: The 2D flat design has a great contribution in the era of depth web design. There are no drop shadows, strokes and other strong UI elements due to which designers are able to this task. This design basically focuses on the simplification of images.

Visual Hierarchy: Due to the lack of shadows, there is a lack of distinction between the different elements on the page and it makes it difficult for the users to click the elements of their choice.