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An Introduction To Material Design

When Google released Android Lollipop, it also brought into the market its whole new Material Design concept. Ever since its debut, designers and technologists everywhere are full of praise for the new design language, but for those who are new to it, here is a look at what Material Design is all about.

Basically, Material Design is a visual language for users, a set of design styles that blends the essence of the classic principle of good design with the innovation and opportunities of science and technology. But Material Design also has a far broader goal. It aspires to unite Google’s expansive product line under a rich set of design styles and principles, so that a uniform interface is found through all of Google products, everything from watches to cars. By developing a single underlying system, Material Design will allow for a unified experience across platforms and device sizes.

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Best Free Font Choices for Web & UI Designers

It’s not easy selecting which fonts to use for a website. Back even a decade ago most web designers had to stick with system fonts like Arial, Helvetica, and Tahoma. Nowadays there are dozens of system fonts and hundreds more online.

In this post I’d like to share a few tips and ideas for selecting appropriate font families. Interface design is predicated on the notion of content, which means the style and location of content on the page has a direct influence on the user. If you keep this in mind at all times you’ll stay on course and have a much smoother creative process.