The term Bento Box originates in Japan, where it refers to a meal divided into its constituent parts and packed into a box.
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But in the design world, Bento Box is a design trend that greatly impacts how we design user interfaces.

The Bento Box trend has existed for some time, but its popularity has surged in the past year or two as designers recognize its charm and user-friendliness.

Like many design trends, its origins are debated. Some attribute the rise of Bento UI to Apple, which has incorporated it into its UI elements. Others argue that Microsoft’s Metro UI essentially embodies the Bento UI. Regardless of its origin, there’s no denying its growing popularity, and the more it is embraced, the more it solidifies its status as a preferred UI style.

Whatever its origin, I like this UI style and have started experimenting with it over in this Sandbox website I’m running. Nothing is written in stone and the process is in its early phase, but you can take a look at it here:

AERIALIS Kites Bento Style

There is no real functionality connected to this page yet, no links and the images are not modified for page speed. Just regard this as an early sketch of what might be possible to continue to work on.

Please tell me what you think in the comments field down below!

Finally a BIG shoutout to Imran over at the Websquadron for publishing this video with all the information I needed to create this Bento Grid Layout!

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