Research – Flat design for websites

I have been looking into flat web design, which I think would strike an interesting balance with the VIctorian subject matter, and research functionality of the website being redesigned.

I found this interesting article that has 12 interesting examples of flat design:

Some great flat-style infographic sites can be seen at

Palace are a design agency based in Bristol who are creating some really inspiring responsive ‘flat-style’ web sites.

I hope to make the content the main focus of attention on the site by employing this type of design.

However, I may find that the modern design contrasts too heavily with the subject matter when it comes to actually viewing the articles on the redesigned site.  I may be able reduce the sense of juxtaposition by introducing additional Victorian references.


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