First, what is flat website design? In order to understand why your business needs this, you have to understand what it is. Before I answer that question, allow me to give you a brief history. At the birth of the Internet for all of us regular folks, the world wide web was open for discovery. For many years, web designers sought to push the boundaries and kick the tires (so to speak), so we could see what this baby could do. So websites were full of flashy, dynamic graphics and we all said, "Oooh," and "Aaaah!" But then we all started getting headaches from all of the flashing and beeping and auto-play songs, and someone somewhere finally said, "Enough!"