A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design. Created and designed by Google, Material Design is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology. Google’s goal is to develop a system of design that allows for a unified user experience across all their products on any platform.
Material Design Download
Materialize comes in two different forms. You can select which version you want depending on your preference and expertise. To start using Materialize, all you have to do is download one of the options below.
This version contains the source SCSS files. By choosing this version you have more control over which components to include. You will need a Sass compiler if you choose this option. Download Source
Material Design Features :
#1. Speeds up development
We did most of the heavy lifting for you to provide a default stylings that incorporate our custom components. Additionally, we refined animations and transitions to provide a smoother experience for developers.
#2. User Experience Focused
By utilizing elements and principles of Material Design, we were able to create a framework that incorporates components and animations that provide more feedback to users. Additionally, a single underlying responsive system across all platforms allow for a more unified user experience.
#3. Easy to work with
We have provided detailed documentation as well as specific code examples to help new users get started. We are also always open to feedback and can answer any questions a user may have about Materialize.
Material Design’s Principles :
#1. Material is the metaphor
The metaphor of material defines the relationship between space and motion. The idea is that the technology is inspired by paper and ink and is utilized to facilitate creativity and innovation. Surfaces and edges provide familiar visual cues that allow users to quickly understand the technology beyond the physical world.
#2. Bold, graphic, intentional
Elements and components such as grids, typography, color, and imagery are not only visually pleasing, but also create a sense of hierarchy, meaning, and focus. Emphasis on different actions and components create a visual guide for users.
#3. Motion provides meaning
Motion allows the user to draw a parallel between what they see on the screen and in real life. By providing both feedback and familiarity, this allows the user to fully immerse him or herself into unfamiliar technology. Motion contains consistency and continuity in addition to giving users additional subconscious information about objects and transformations.