Through Material Design Lite, Google suggests how to build websites, which matches with its algorithm by giving a superb performance at loading front, user-friendly UI, and search engine friendly design or coding. This framework favors specific design approaches. Therefore, let’s check those with unbiased ways.
Aims Behind Material Design
Google has introduced material design (MD) in the web and mobile app development community with certain aims, primarily to make web experiences fast yet great at aesthetics. Through MD, Google has created a visual language for all computing devices irrespective of their OS and input methods.
- Browser Portability
- Device Agnostic
- With Graceful Degradation To Offer Deep Backward Compatibility
What Includes in MDL
Component library of MDL includes the latest versions of common UI elements, controls, and enhanced features like buttons, text fields, check boxes, badges, cards, column layouts, sliders, spinners, tabs, loading, tables, tooltips, and awesome typographic supports.
This is a perfect cross-browser, cross-OS, and language agnostic toolkit for modern web and mobile UI developers to be more productive, portable, and usable in their web designing and web development.
Technicality of MDL
Technically MDL is written in Sass and usage of BEM (Block, Element, and Modifier) technologies. This lightweight zipped library is available on GitHub as free of charge download for everyone as open source and lets designers pick up elements to integrate into the design. Full framework is available on Google’s CDN.
As a simple option for beginners, Google offers theme customizer tool to make minor changes in the framework to address your bespoke needs. Besides these, MDL offers five ready to use templates to make quick design and development, a blog to guide users, Android Skin for Android developers, dashboard, heavy web page with texts, and standalone article page in bonus devoted to MD and MDL.
MDL with an Agenda
Through MDL, Google provides a way that majority of websites should be built and web experiences should fast, clean, and user-friendly. However, Google is not implementing this agenda forcefully by incorporating MD in its search algorithm, but it has given a framework that favors particular designing approaches for present and future generation of designers.
If you dive deeper in material design, you will find that it can easily replace most of the parts of Bootstrap, but it never goes to do it by feature matching on everything bootstrap offers. Instead, it implements the components specified in MD specifications only and leave room for flexibility and creativity for developers using Bootstrap and MD. Thus, web development community can find the most comprehensive and accurate solutions available in the context.
However, Google has implemented MD and MDL in its almost all products including Android platform, Google cloud/drive, and even on Google search pages. Unfortunately, beyond Google products, the designer community has the tough time to incorporate material design specifications due to lack of supports from third-party providers.
If you are thinking of any web development or UI designing project using Material Design, or Material Design Lite, web designing team at Inter Group is superb selection for you, just give it a try and see how your world changes.