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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)


Materialize comes with a good collection of material components, such as cards and buttons, which we saw in the previous chapter as well as how to set them up. As a reminder, the minimum HTML you will need in your index.html file is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Materialize Demo</title>
<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="css/materialize.min.css"  media="screen,projection"/>

   . . .
<script type="text/javascript"
<script type="text/javascript"

The markup for these components is intuitive and very simple to follow and allows us to produce material-compliant interfaces in next to no time. One of the most common components on any Web page is item lists.

Lists and badges

Materialize provides the collection class for organizing content into lists. For example, the...