Continuing the discussion from this post, I wanted to get your opinions on the first issue of the minimalist skin design proposal detailed here. I’m planning on discussing with you most of the issues in the proposal throughout this month.
This first issue is tackling the gradients on buttons.
The current XS has gradients on most buttons. From my point of view, this is one of the elements that makes the whole design feel outdated, a bit old. While it was a nice touch in the early days of web design, the trend of flat design and the need of minimalism in complex tools took over.
For these reasons, I believe that removing the gradients from all buttons is the right call.
Below you can see an example of buttons with & without gradients. The other elements of the buttons (shadows & bevel effect, borders existence, border radius) will be discussed separately.
What do you think about this?
Any positive or negative feedback is totally welcomed.