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Learning Material Design

By : Kyle Mew
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Learning Material Design

By: Kyle Mew

Overview of this book

Google's Material Design language has taken the web development and design worlds by storm. Now available on many more platforms than Android, Material Design uses color, light, and movements to not only generate beautiful interfaces, but to provide intuitive navigation for the user. Learning Material Design will teach you the fundamental theories of Material Design using code samples to put these theories into practice. Focusing primarily on Android Studio, you’ll create mobile interfaces using the most widely used and powerful material components, such as sliding drawers and floating action buttons. Each section will introduce the relevant Java classes and APIs required to implement these components. With the rules regarding structure, layout, iconography, and typography covered, we then move into animation and transition, possibly Material Design's most powerful concept, allowing complex hierarchies to be displayed simply and stylishly. With all the basic technologies and concepts mastered, the book concludes by showing you how these skills can be applied to other platforms, in particular web apps, using the powerful Polymer library.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Summary


The Android SDK, Android Studio, and AVD comprise a sophisticated development toolkit, and even setting them up is no simple task. But, with our tools in place, we were able to take a first look at one of Material Design's major components: the material theme. We have seen how themes and styles relate, and how to create and edit styles in XML. Finally, we have touched on material palettes, and how to customize a theme to utilize our own brand colors across an app.

With these basics covered, we can move on to explore Material Design further, and in the next chapter, we will look at layouts and material components in greater detail.