To expand the idea of Card based design which Google has already showcased with Google Now, it has brought about a new website designing language, Material Design LITE. As a language it promotes grid-based layouts that allow web designs to be more responsive and look excellent in terms of appearance.
Material designs can produce images as well as designs that stay close to the real life situations, as “based on paper and ink”, claimed by Google. Almost every product supported by Google such as Gmail. Maps, Drive, You Tube and even android applications have activated the new Material Design.
Every custom web development company having expert web developers has already initiated many projects using the new Material Designing concepts. In this article we can look into the most essential points that a web developer should concentrate on, while working with Material Design LITE.
Google’s concept of material designs revolves around two main components namely the Material and the Motion. Before shifting our thoughts to the Material and Motion, we should identify the contextual design together with the role played by cards. Cards act as the main element to display the context and relationship with one design to the other.
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Style and presentation of content are what contributes to the material on the web. Material happens to be a mixture of various aspects, especially color, typography and the layout. Color adds a feel to the material.
The liveliness of a page can be realized by the use of colors. Typography or the font which designers use to set the contents inside the material or relative cards also brings in the look of the material.
Perhaps the most vital part of the material is layout itself. User interface which creates good experience for users over various devices is created by the layout. A better layout will bring great user experience and device compatibility.
Stacking is one of the concepts which is used to create superior layouts. Even floating elements, buttons or anything attractive in the layout can be set by the method of stacking. Very idea of material design is to bring life like reality for the users.
The material will remain static, and the motion makes it dynamic. Take the case of a card design. The real flow of ideas from one card to the other is made possible by the motion.
Users can tap at the content of the main card, and in an instant another relative card scales the size of your device to display more contents. Motion makes it possible.
Responsive interaction is made more smooth with easing motion of cards or materials. Various techniques such as animation and slow as well as timely movement of selected contents in a material can be implemented with the easing motion. Thus the material and the motion create great interfaces coupled with user experience.
From a developers point of view significant components to be noted in a material design are material and motion. We can wait to hear much more developments regarding material design LITE in recent years, for Google is working to make it further expressive, and user-friendly.