flat design is more than just an artistic treatment; it’s a response to the serious functionality issues that skeuomorphism presents.
Another excellent read about the positives of the Flat Design “trend”. What I like about this one is how they tackle the subject of it being a trend. Is it really a trend or is it a solution to a problem?
I think these 2 bullets pretty much explain how and why flat design is the right way to approach web design.
The author also articulates the point about how going “flat” doesn’t mean you have to go without perspective and dimensionality:
Flat design doesn’t necessarily mean that anything hinting at dimensionality is out of place. For example,this website features an angled illustration with a clear perspective. But the overall trajectory of the trend is towards simplicity and minimalism. The buttons are plain fields of color with sharp corners. There’s not a drop shadow, beveled edge, or gradient to be seen.
Once again UX Mag publishes an article that is a must read for any designer out there.