Materialize - An Introduction to the CSS Framework

CSS Framework Materialize

Materialize is a Responsive CSS framework based on Google’s Material Design Language.

Getting Started

Here is a simple HTML template which includes the latest compiled and minified CSS and JavaScript for the Materialize library.

    <!DOCTYPE html>
  <html>
    <head>
      <!--Import Google Icon Font-->
      <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons" rel="stylesheet">
      <!--Import materialize.css-->
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/materialize/0.100.2/css/materialize.min.css">

      <!--Let browser know website is optimized for mobile-->
      <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/>
    </head>

    <body>
      <h1>Hello World!</h1>
      <!--Import jQuery before materialize.js-->
      <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
      <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/materialize/0.100.2/js/materialize.min.js"></script>
    </body>
  </html>

We have used a CDN in this example, but you can checkout other ways of installing Materialize here.

Learning Resources

  • The official documentation for Materialize is available here.
  • Checkout Materialize’s open source GitHub repository here.
  • Here is a handy tutorial on using Materialize.