We all know the nature of trends in the industry, and unfortunately, that tends to equate to something of a short shelf life for any one particular technique. But what if “flat design” wasn’t just a trend, but in fact, a return to a cleaner, simpler aesthetic in the wake of minimalism’s popularity and an evoloving web? At its core, “flat design” is really about getting back to design basics whilst simultaneously pushing forward and allowing room for working within responsive frameworks. We will press on examining why this design route could just be the resetting of our compasses back to a focus on basics, functionality, and a simple aesthetic flexibility.