Flat design is "Platymorphic"

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by cleo1, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. cleo1 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Maybe it's the dev in me—proper syntax, concatenation are important (crucial in coding, not so much in spoken language). It's an important topic and deserves a proper title. Please, before 'flatomorph' catches on as I fear it may already have.
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    As in fish? Fish-morphic?
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    This thread, like the other one, will quickly turn into a bunch "random"-morphic posts (if it hasn't already).
  4. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    The flatomorph thread is literally the only thing on the internet using the term. I don't think "catching on" is something we need to worry about.
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    You never know, things on the interwebs spread like wildfire
  6. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Very funny. That would be "ichthyomorphic"


    Hopefully not. Greek is a simple, highly concatenated language. There is really only one way to say most things. In this case, 'platymorphic' is the ONLY proper term.
  7. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    FYI, Apple is not a Greek company.

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  8. AngerDanger, Jul 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Bahahaha, I laughed out loud at that. Too bad they don't have an acronym for that action.

    That hasn't stopped people from using Greek terms to describe Apple's design choices. Cleo is simply keeping up continuity.
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Platymorphic? What does "platy-" even mean?

    After thinking about it for about five minutes, it finally occurred to me that it probably means "flat" as in plateau. But really, I think that root won't be instantly recognizable to many people. Can we just stick to "flat design"?

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