Flat Design: Great Examples of Websites Following the Trend

Although the “flat design” concept is not new, being successfully used many years ago within design projects, it looks like this year it made a comeback. And what a comeback! Facebook and Google already followed the trend and improved their product designs with flat elements. Microsoft increased the trend popularity by its Windows 8 releases and many other websites are successfully implementing elements which define a flat design.

There are a couple of principles which can make a design to be called flat: simple UI elements without any shadows or gradients, color and typography focus, accent on content hierarchy. But I don`t see reasons to explain them. Better, take a look at these awesome examples of websites which are successfully showcasing the flat web design principles.


atchapps flat design

Soft Facade

soft facade flat design


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Minimal Monkey

Osborn Barr

Erik Ford

Your Karma

Data Driven London


2012 Year on Twitter

Supereight Studio


Built by Buffalo

Welcome Agency


Nudge Flat Design

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Madalin Tudose

A web developer with a crush on SEO. Having my skin in the game of website development and digital marketing for more than 10 years already, you might consider me an expert. At least this is what people call me. Honestly, I HATE that term. I prefer to describe myself as a person who takes action and risks. I test every hypothesis, document every step of the process, and implement what works.

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  1. @bigzax on April 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Beautiful beautiful designs.

    1. Madalin Tudose on April 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Indeed, the websites are truly beautiful. I just love how simplicity and user experience are blending into a flat design.

  2. orange county web designer on April 26, 2013 at 2:28 am Reply

    I like this look. Simple and easy to navigate. Thanks for sharing.

  3. bestofshayari on May 2, 2013 at 3:42 am Reply

    beautiful designs for no doubt..flat designs are back now and if you see deeply many big company have brought them back in the market like you said microsoft,facebook….etc.thanks for informing.http://www.avdhootblogger.com

  4. balakumar on June 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Those are very impressive, thanks for sharing

  5. twittstrap on October 2, 2013 at 3:32 am Reply

    Hi there,
    We too like the Flat design that is why we create
    Twittstrap : Free Flat version of twitter bootstrap I invite you to visit it.
    Madalin, However, you spoil me with the way you choose your selection VERYGOOD work

    1. Madalin Tudose on October 2, 2013 at 5:07 am Reply

      Hey, I like your project. Bootstrap is an awesome framework and you nailed it with a flat version of it. Looking forward to see what you`ll come up with next!

  6. Socialite on April 19, 2014 at 9:44 am Reply

    The only one that really impressed me was the very first one. Etchapps. There were only a couple others in the list that I considered a truly “flat” design such as that. Most of them featured large header images and some with a sharp forground image and blurred background image, creating too much “depth” to be considered “flat”.

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