Long shadow a new trend after the flat design. The trend is impacting UI elements and icons the strongest, and designers also start using into other parts of website design and mobile user interface.
Long shadow design has been mostly used in icons and logos. Shadows live within the element canvas and often extend outside an object to the surrounding frame. Many of the long shadow concepts we are seeing come from projects where designers are looking for creative ways to build icons for Apple iOS 7.
As already told you! long shadow design seems to be an evolution of the flat design trend. Designers looking to create more depth but work within the concept of flat design have created a sort of middle ground with long shadows.
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After the Apple iOS 7, most of the mobile user interfaces is turned into Flat Design. And next big thing coming in design trend is “Long Shadow“. As you might be able to imagine, this trend includes objects with disproportionately long shadows, and for some reason it looks absolutely fantastic.
Here’s a big list of long shadow examples in flat design that we picked up from dribbble.com, behance.net and all over the internet.
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