Learn Google’s Material Design concepts

Google introduces Material Design on June 25, 2014, at the 2014 Google I/O conference.

Learn Google’s Material Design is a brand new set of guidelines for designers and developers alike. It is all about using  grid-based layouts, padding, easing animations and depth.

Material design is a three-dimensional environment with fresh perspective on user interfaces containing light, material, and cast shadows.

Google’s mobile applications for Android had applied the new design language, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Google Maps, Inbox, all of the Google Play-branded applications, and to a smaller extent the Chrome browser and Google Keep.

Material Design has became popular as it was on launch day itself. There are many good resources to learn, but if you are new to the concepts, you are probably wondering where to begin.

1. Learn Google’s Material Design concepts for designers and developers

For Designers Material Design specification from Google is an introduction to the main goals and principles of Material Design and if you are a android developer you might also want to read the Material Design for Developers guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.

2. Video tutorials for Material Design

Many of them prefer to listen compare to read.  so here is a series of video tutorials on Material Design with over 58 video tutorials, most of which are 10+ minutes long.

3. Material Design Frameworks

After Google introduced Material Design a large number of frameworks came into exists.

4. Material Design Themes

Material Design themes are a good starting point. The site offers free and premium themes, both in HTML and for WordPress.

5. Material Design PSD UI Kit

widgets kit is great source for PSD format with clean forms and bright colors of 16 colored Material Design widgets.

6. Roboto & Noto Fonts for Material Design

User interface can be appeal when we use typography in specific size and format. For Material Design Roboto & Noto fonts declared official fonts and they are designed for mobile and web. You can download the fonts from  Roboto & Noto fonts.

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