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Flat design was originally developed for responsive design. With the use of simple shapes and minimal textures, flat design ensures that responsive designs work well and load fast.
However, despite its popularity, flat design also has drawbacks regarding the user experience. The absence of three-dimensional effects (e.g., drop shadows) takes away the cues that indicate how a user can interact with a design and it also has less characteristic. Try to take the clean and simple visuals from flat design and adds some subtle skeuomorphic qualities such as color variations and shadows. With this increased depth and dimension, visual variety increases and usability improves.