Another trend that seems to be popping up and showing up more and more on websites who use icons are long shadows. The term ‘long shadow’ comes from photography. It is a technique used to dramatize a photo using light and shadows. Borrowing this technique, designers began to implement long shadows – evolving flat design so that it stands out and is more of a differentiator. Here you have some examples of long shadow icon design that you might want to check out for inspiration.