Google Provides Material Design For Free

Google has just released a tool called Material Design Lite (MDL) that makes it easier for graphics designers to implement Material Design, especially for web designer companies in Perth where the industry is large.

First announced in June 2014 during Google’s I/O Conference, Material Design is a design language created by Google Developers. The design focuses on card motifs and grid-based layouts along with increased use of depth effects and shadows. Since the announcement of Material Design, applications for android have adopted the design, including Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome.

Now, they have made the design motifs and guidelines available through the MDL tool to be used for websites coded through JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Google Developers say that MDL does not care about the framework used because it is compatible with any front-end tool used for developing websites. On top of that, the tool is made to be convenient at a size of only 27 Kb. MDL is best used with modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

MDL helps web designers in developing crisp and clean looking websites with an array of available templates to choose from. Aside from the templates, there are also available elements like charts, tables, ghost boxes, and scroll icons among others, which are all readily available. According to Google, pages developed with MDL will immediately adhere to browser portability and device independence. Google also says that Material Design helps in making websites easier to use and navigate.

That comes out as good news since, according to eConsultancy, mobile-friendly websites are to be prioritized by any business since companies with mobile-friendly websites have increased their sales by up to 62%. This is due to the fact that most traffic from mobile users has been increasing lately and constantly. Therefore, there is a demand for tools that can help companies develop mobile-friendly websites. With MDL, web designers can now easily develop websites that can immediately adhere to web browsing.

Google prefers that developers get the MDL through its content delivery network. However, they have also offered the code for MDL available through GitHub for web designers to modify and create their own versions.