A client told me he hates all the flat design out there today. He wanted something with depth, texture, translucency and reflection. He thinks his app is reimagining an industry and wants it to "wow." (Yea, he said all the right things, right?) He sent me samples of UI he liked that were the trends from 2 to 6 years ago. All the current trends are flat, minimalist, and fun. He likes skeuomorphic and glass.
So - do I try to push him on the new stuff? Or just respect that trends are trends, and give him what he wants, and maybe he can be successful even by sticking with the old styles? I'm thinking he won't, since people will see it and think it's old and stuffy.
What do you think?