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Learning Material Design

By : Kyle Mew, Nadir Belhaj
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Learning Material Design

By: Kyle Mew, Nadir Belhaj

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)

Chapter 9. The Materialize Framework

We introduced the Materialize framework in the previous chapter and set up a project with it. There is a lot more to the framework than we have seen and it contains extensive CSS and JavaScript elements, as well as many predefined material components. One of Materialize's greatest strengths is the minimal amount of code required to implement Material Design. This means that we can cover a lot of ground in this chapter, as most components and elements can be demonstrated quickly and easily, starting with the built-in material components.

It should be noted, particularly for those without a lot of experience with frameworks, that there are many more components available than those covered here. Web frameworks generally, and not just Material Design ones, make available all of the commonly found components such as buttons, checkboxes, and sliders.

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create a collection list

  • Add badges to list items

  • Include a logo and links...