Ever wished your lame blog could look a little more like a sweet, crisp Material Design app? Well, it's your lucky day: Google has a new tool that will do most of that work for you.
There's also a lovely little theme builder for CSS that revolves around a paint-chip colour wheel, and a series of web layout templates too.
It's definitely no surprise that Google is interested in bringing its brand-name design language to the web at large. It's been leaking into the internet for more than a year now — first through Android apps, then into web apps, and now, into the web itself. Back when Google first showed us Material Design, Gizmodo's own Brent Rose interviewed Google VP of Design Mathias Duarte about the design syntax. He basically told us about Material Design Lite, though in not so many words:
It wasn't just a problem about going beyond phones and tablets, which was clearly something we wanted to do — we wanted to design for all these different screen sizes... So we wanted to build a world that had a material, and the material was just physical enough to help users, to create hierarchy and to provide affordances. We wanted the world that we built to be continuous and have physics and motion just like the world around us.
In other words, this has been the plan all along: A web that looks as crisp, clean, and chromatically coordinated as Google's design team ever dreamed. As long as you don't mind copping to their own vision of good design, you can play with it here.