Flat Design: Everything You Need to Know in 5 Minutes (+ Examples)

first_img Topics: Flat design is a user interface style that uses simple two-dimensional elements, minimal textures, and bright colors.There are plenty of benefits to flat design — the simple elements allow for faster load time and easier user navigation.Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Plus, it looks modern and clean.Windows 8 is a good example of flat design:As you can see from the Windows 8 interface, the large, colorful blocks are effective elements for easy usability. Plus, the flat design ensures optimal user experience on various devices, since the simple shapes and lack of texture easily scale for different devices’ screen sizes.If you think flat design is just a short-term trend, think again — Usabilla surveyed 100 professionals and found 68 percent believe flat design will affect how we design for the web, long-term.Here are the major elements of flat design:IllustrationsBright colorsUncomplicated shapesFunctionalSimple typographyMinimalistIntuitiveMore use of negative spaceAbsence of three-dimensional depthHere, we’ll take a look at the top websites using flat design, so you can decide whether flat design is the right style for your business.Flat design colorsSpiced Nectarine (#ffbe76)Pure Apple (#6ab04c)Pink Glamour (#ff7979)Turbo (#f9ca24)Greenland Green (#22a6b3)Alizarin (#e74c3c)Wisteria (#8e44ad)Midnight Blue (#2c3e50)Clouds (#ecf0f1)Concrete (#95a5a6) Top Websites Using Flat Design1. Wistia2. The Hype Agency 3. Intercom4. Stripe5. Apple iOS 76. Taasky7. Operativnik Website Design by Felix Baky Originally published Oct 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM, updated September 05 2019center_img Design Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

WHO says health care staff shortages may impede efforts to cut TB

Staff recruitment and retainment are difficult because of low pay, unhealthy and often unsafe work environments, poor career prospects and HIV-related worker illnesses. These are factors restricting progress towards the goal of detecting 70 per cent of cases and curing 85 per cent of the people diagnosed by the target date, WHO said.Of the 22 high-burden countries (HBCs) that account for 4 out of 5 of the world’s TB cases, 17 have reported that their efforts to reach the 2005 targets are being hampered by staffing problems. The HBCs include China, India, Indonesia and Nigeria.”For a country’s economy to grow, it must have a healthy workforce. At the same time the workforce has to depend on highly motivated and qualified staff in the health sector,” said Dr. Leopold Blanc, WHO Coordinator for the Stop TB Department.”We need to promote improved working conditions for TB control staff and also an incentive for them to stay working in TB. Opening up career opportunities and supporting ongoing training schemes is one way to ensure we retain staff.”In some countries, despite drawbacks, thousands of volunteers and health workers deliver lifesaving TB drugs daily to patients under the comprehensive Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course (DOTS) strategy, making sure patients take all of their prescribed medicines and, thus, limiting the development of multi-drug-resistant TB.For workers in some of these areas, the dangers are very apparent. At a conference in the Netherlands hosted by the Dutch KNVC charity earlier this week, participants paid tribute to Annalena Tonelli, who ran a clinic for refugees in Somalia and was shot to death on Sunday. She was instrumental in developing DOTS tuberculosis control programmes in Africa. read more