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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Third Edition by Kristin Marsicano, Chris Stewart, Bill Phillips

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35 Material Design

One of the biggest changes to Android in recent years was the introduction of a new design style: material design. This new visual language made a big splash when it was released with Android 5.0 (Lollipop), and it came accompanied by a wonderfully exhaustive style guide.

Of course, as developers we are usually only peripherally concerned with questions of design. Our job is to get it done, no matter what it is. However, material design introduces some new interface concepts in addition to the design sensibilities. If you familiarize yourself with them, you will find it much easier to implement these new designs.

This final chapter is a little different from previous chapters. You can think of it as an enormous ...

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