Material Design Lite Overview - Material Design Lite

What is Material Design Lite?

Material Design Lite(MDL) is a UI component library created with CSS, JavaScript, and HTML with an inspiration from Google Material Design. MDL UI components are designed to build an attractive, consistent, and functional web pages and web apps which enable with modern web design principles like browser portability, device independence, and graceful degradation. MDL UI components help in creating faster, beautiful, and responsive websites.
Below are the main features of MDL UI:
  • In-built responsive designing.
  • Standard CSS with minimal footprint.
  • Updated versions of common user interface controls such as buttons, check boxes, and text fields which are adapted to follow Material Design concepts.
  • Advanced features like cards, column layouts, sliders, spinners, tabs, typography, and so on.
  • User friendly as it can be used with or without any library or development environment.
  • Cross-browser, and can be used to create reusable web components.
  • Free to use

Responsive Design

  • Material Design Lite is designed with in-built responsive designing so that the website created using Material Design Lite will redesign itself as per the device size.
  • Material Design Lite classes are build in such a way that the any website can fit any screen size.
  • The websites created with Material Design Lite are fully compatible with PC, tablets, and mobile devices.
  • Standard CSS
  • Material Design Lite uses standard CSS as it is user friendly and simple to learn.
  • It is independent and no need to depend on any external JavaScript library such as jQuery.


  • Material Design Lite is designs simple and minimal way.
  • MDL is designed considering the fact that it is much easier to add new CSS rules than to overwrite existing CSS rules.
  • MDL keep assists shadows and bold colors.
  • The colors and shades remain uniform across various platforms and devices.
  • It is free to use

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