Questions tagged [material-design]

Material Design is a design language developed by Google. Based on the paper and ink metaphor, the framework is characterised by the use of 'cards', grid-based layouts, responsive animations, transitions and depth effects such as lighting and shadows. "Material is an adaptable system of guidelines, components, and tools that support the best practices of user interface design." (Material.io)

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Is a bottom sheet dialog “unfitting” for navigation?

Edit: I posted an answer below containing various attempts based on the ideas provided here. I am developing an application with a somewhat special main screen, from where the app is divided into two ...
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Appbar Search Context

I have an PWA in development that is focused around the material design ideologies and style, although this question is likely still applicable to other design schemes as well. Essentially I have a ...
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Material Design for web: Buttons with labels or icon buttons?

I've been reading about the "text vs icon" debate for some while already. Most of the articles and questions here are dated back to 2010-2016, so I wonder if they still apply for material Design for ...
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508 compliance question

For those with knowledge on Material Design and 508 compliance..are there any issues with using an "outlined" text field vs the filled" text field? We're thinking of using the "outlined" text fields, ...
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A doubt whether Soft UI meets the accessibility criteria [closed]

I have made two prototype versions of a button type element one is a mixture of material design and soft UI and other is pure soft UI can you help me in deciding which one is better in terms of ...
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Should all grid contents be divisible by 8 or an even number?

When designing a grid system it is advisable to use an 8pt grid. This is stated by Material Design and many others. Does this mean that columns and gutters all must be divisible by 8 or a smaller even ...
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Where is the most conventional/best place to add actions for items inside datatable?

Like actions I would say "delete", "edit", "details" and many more maybe. How display that on a desktop application. Some possibilites that I already used could be : Add to the top before the header ...
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How can we change Call to actions on a card without making user learning process harder and longer?

We are designing a new dashboard for our platform which user request on some service and our providers submit offers for user requests. when a request submitted by a user, He should wait until service ...
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Why not snackbar icons in Material?

I was reading through the Material Design guidelines and noticed this restriction on the snackbar usage: "Don’t place icons in snackbars." Why not? What would be the rationale for that?
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How to display a skeleton component for a list component

I am using the skeleton component as part of Material UI's API: https://material-ui.com/components/skeleton/ It makes sense that you should make the skeleton look like the component that will be ...
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bottom sheet dialog or complete screen for new task

I am developing something similar to a task app. For new task screens there are two approaches to go with Bottom sheet dialog like in Google Tasks, Todoist Complete screen with items laid out ...
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Normal Dialog or Bottom Sheet dialog for confirmation

I am about to pick dialog type for confirmation (yes, no) when deleting an item. I have two options to choose from: Bottom sheet dialog Normal dialog What is the best for this scenario and why? ...
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Is there a Material 'Chips' UI component in the IOS HIG?

If so, is there a resource somewhere I can grab it or some documentation on it? Basically just want to have a list of tags that a user can delete. If the HIG has something i'd prefer to use that.
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White action bar or dark actionbar

I see many apps today uses shades of white extensively in their design. Even action bar color is shade of white which was used to be a dark color earlier. This seems to be a trend. As I read in this ...
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How is the material design Snackbar accessible if someone is using a screen reader?

I have an accessibility question about the snackbar pattern used in Material Design. Snackbars - Material Design The behaviour of a snackbar is to appear for a temporary period of time then ...
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How to indicate selectability in an information-focused list

My first question, let me know if I should edit! I'm working on a list-map hybrid, where each item on the list can be selected, to show up on the map (like Yelp). The list needs to give a fair ...
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Point of opening bottom sheet when overflow menu was clicked?

I was wondering what's the point of opening modal bottom sheet when overflow menu is clicked? Look at this : Modal bottom sheet behavior Because user have to reach the top of the screen to click the ...
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How to display text with label in Material UI? [closed]

In a single page I would like to display Text Fields for user input and texts, which are static, but have labels. I tried to use the same text fields but with disabled attributes: However, I am not ...
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Button placement in the footer of card layout?

Should the button be placed on the bottom left corner or bottom right corner in the card layout? I was referring to Google's material design I found out that action buttons are placed on the bottom ...
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what should happen to a prominent app bar with long and two-lined title, when scrolling

In material design, if the title is long we should put it in a prominent Appbar like this: The title should not be truncated or shrunk. so when the content scrolls up, should I transform the ...
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Example Lateral, Forward & Reverse Navigation in Desktop Applications

I'm researching Material Design in how it's related to layer based navigation. Navigational directions Based on your app’s information architecture, a user can move in one of three navigational ...
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Why is the Steppers Component of Material Design now 'archived'?

I noticed that the Steppers Component are now under 'Archived' instead of with the 'Active' guidelines. See https://material.io/archive/guidelines/components/steppers.html (July 2019). Does anybody ...
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How long should animation delay be for a user interaction?

Simple question from a dev... I'm a non UX expert. When does a action, such as press a button or hover over a icon, how long should I delay the animation to show the interaction? I looked on Google ...
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stepper wizard, optional step, skip and next button?

A complex form, split into 5 steps using the material design stepper, step 4 is optional. should this screen have a 'SKIP' button and a 'NEXT' button, or just a 'NEXT' button?
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Material Design vs Trust

I am at the cross roads whether to use material design or not for startup website. I want to give the visitors feeling of that It protect your privacy (ie: does not sell ads based on user data), ...
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Missing pickers in specification? [closed]

I am trying to find a specification for date/time pickers in Material Design. Has date/time pickers been removed from the Material Design specification? I can't seem to find it, multiple ...
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when using material design guidelines do you use exact heights for sections? [closed]

My question is if everything is suppose to be in 4px or 8px increments does that mean even the height of sections or containers? For instance if you wanted to have a section that filled the viewport ...
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WCAG 2.1 contrast issue for Google/Angular Material Design

I'm relatively new to accessibility compliance, but my research has found a confusing anomaly: The Angular Material buttons, links, etc are apparently WCAG compliant, yet do not seem to have the ...
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Which icons have matching width / height ? Material Design icons are uneven [closed]

If you look at the containing vector of Material Design Icons, this is what makes the icons match in size. However the vectors of the content inside are not all the same sizes and follow no standard, ...
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Fit Large Text in a Quizz Layout

I'm trying to make a Quizz section for my app in android the problem is that it may have large Texts in it and i want to make it easy to read and to answer i came out with this design but i think ...
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Material Design - Should BottomSheetDialogFragment contain text field input?

Should the BottomSheetDialogFragment contain any text-input fields directly or should that be reserved for centered modals?
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Material Design outlined textfields filled with auto fill chrome style

We're using outlined textfields from Material Design. On some occasions, chrome(or any other browser I guess) can auto fill the data because the users has saved them. Chrome gives a hint to the user ...
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Material Design: Should you use “Selection Controls” and “Text Fields” simultaneously

I know there are always exceptions to a design system. But as a general rule, should you avoid mixing Selection Control and Text Field components? I tend to think Selection Controls belong more in ...
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Do tabs belong in a Material Design dialog?

I'm building a MD styled desktop application that essentially acts as a dashboard (w/ a data table) for a list of remote devices. Within the data table, I have a button for each item that presents a ...
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How to indicate actions on an expandable list?

TL;DR I need an expandable/collapsable list where each item indicates that some actions are available and each category may be expanded/collapsed allow more actions on that category Material ...
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Is it bad to have hamburger menu with back naviation button for inner pages

We are using hamburger menu on all page even page are inner pages. I want to know if this is bad user experience to show back navigation button with hamburger menu in web? below is an example
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Material: Hamburger Menu and Navigation

We're currently thinking about our hamburger menu and the navigation in our app. Here's an example using the Drive app: This is the Drive app when opening it from the launcher. This is the menu, now ...
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is using a FAB for multiple user actions and screens good practice?

I'm working on a gaming product where users can perform a wide variety of actions from rating, writing a review, adding to lists, log the game in their 'backlog' etc.. Each of those can lead to ...
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Material Guidelines for Alerts

Aside from Bootstrap's alerts page I am unable to find any material guidelines for alerts that we can use in the development of a notification bar. Are there any good guidelines out there based on ...
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Material Design - label to the left of underline input field?

We use the Material Design underline text fields with floating labels in our application (see right on the picture). This works well on mobile, but for long forms on a desktop a label to the left of ...
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Material dialog with multiple actions

I am working on a material design dialog to create a new abence request. In this dialog all required information can be entered. After that the user can either directly request the absence or just ...
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What is the technical name for the “Tap to translate” button from GoogleTranslate app?

When copying some text on Android, Google Translate displays a floating button on the side of the screen (top / right) that can be tapped to translate or just dragged up and down to not be obstructive....
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Can a floating action button be used for a filter functionality?

According to Google's Material Design Guidelines, would it be considered appropriate to have a filter functionality triggered by a floating action button? The guidelines suggest only to use a ...
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Can material design give a unique identity to my application?

Can material design be personalized in a way that gives identity to the app? what I know about MDC (Material Design Components, an acronym I've just known!) is that it provides us with a bunch of ...
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Toolbar at the bottom of texts/numbers busy screen

I have my app as the screen below. I need to place a toolbar with 2 buttons: one large button displaying the currently active list/deck of drugs (below it's written 'Pediatric Drugs' where he can ...
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Correct pattern to select while able to search

Situation: We have a list of items, which can be multi-selected. However, we can also have a search field which allows us to filter the list. Problem: Let's say I have a huge list of items. I ...
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How to show triple-state, double-action column via Material icons?

I have this boolean field that can be null too. So I have three states: null, true, false. Based on it, I have two actions: make true, make false Is there a good UI/UX way to combine all of them in ...
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Android Material Design: Should text field and button have same size?

I'm making a login view using material design guidelines, which makes me confused whether the text field should be and the login button must have the same size?
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Too many cards in one list possible? [closed]

I want to setup an app with some cards. I want also to filter this cards. Do you think there is a limit of cards if I have the possibility to reach all cards fast via a e.g. timeline? So do you think ...
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Is it wrong to automatically switch between Grid and List view

At the moment, I have a Material based app where I automatically change between List view and Grid view depending on device's viewport size, should I do that? I already read here that they are ...