23 Examples of Flat Web Design

23 Examples of Flat Web Design

Flat designs is a concept that was pretty popular a couple years ago and it’s back with full strength this year, causing some interesting buzz around the so called “flat design” trend. Flat design is not something new, something we created now as a response to other design movements. It is a concept that was around before, and now it is appearing everywhere. Flat design is pretty straightforward. It is flat. It’s a way of designing without adding three-dimensional attributes – no shadows, no gradients, no bevels, etc. It doesn’t mean flat design has no effects at all, it just means that it doesn’t use effects to create depth and dimension. Flat design focuses a lot on color (solid colors), typography and simpler use of UI elements.

The flat design trend causes a lot of debate and certainly deserves a more in depth article, which we are working on. While we finish our research to show you a complete look at “flat design”, we want to show you some examples of websites adopting the flat concept. Let us know your feelings about them and stay tuned for the next flat design chapter.

 

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23 Examples of Flat Web Design

23 Examples of Flat Web Design

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30 Beautiful Nature-Inspired Artworks

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Every single day we hear bad news about damage done to our precious planet. The latest as this article is written would be the Gulf cost oil spill. Reports, news and statistics are showing us that wildlife is slowly disappearing from the faces of earth, oceans’ acidity is rising and pollution is in increasing globally at an alarming rate.

 

Without a doubt the finger should be pointed at us, humans as we are the only living creatures on this planet who is capable of selfishly destroying the balance of nature just to satisfy our need.
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40 Beautiful Tree Paintings – inspiration

35 Stunning and Beautiful Tree Paintings for your inspiration

Tree Painting : Trees come in all shapes and sizes, colors and heights. Even two trees of the same species won’t be identical, though from a distance they may seem very similar. Up close you’ll see branches growing in different directions and lengths, bumps and scars in the bark. Add to the mix light and shadow, changes through the seasons, and you’ve an exciting element in a landscape. I hope you like these tree paintings.

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25 Stunning and Futuristic Digital Matte Paintings for your inspiration

25 Stunning and Futuristic Digital Matte Paintings for your inspiration

A matte paintings a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. Historically, matte painters and film technicians have used various techniques to combine a matte-painted image with live-action footage. At its best, depending on the skill levels of the artists and technicians, the effect is “seamless” and creates environments that would otherwise be impossible to film. 

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Cinematography

Cinematography

Cinematography (from Greekκίνημαkinema ”movements” and γράφεινgraphein ”to record”) is the art or science of motion picture photography.It is the technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. The cinematographer could also be referred to as the film director’s main visual collaborator.[3]

History

Further information: History of film

Cinematography is an art form in the field of filmmaking. Although the exposing of images on light-sensitive elements dates to the early 19th century,[4] motion pictures demanded a new form of photography and a new aesthetic.

 

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Filmmaking (often referred to in an academic context as film production) is the process of making a film. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial storyidea, or commission, through scriptwritingcasting, shooting, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economicsocial, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques. Typically, it involves a large number of people, and can take from a few months to several years to complete.

 

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