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Easy Steps to Getting started with Materialize CSS

osejudith profile image Oiku ☁ Judith ・2 min read

MaterializeCSS is a modern responsive UI focused framework based on Material Design that is easy to work with and speeds up development process. Designed by Google. If you are coming from other UI frameworks or library like Bootstrap, working with materializeCSS will be pretty seamless.

USAGE

working with materializeCSS is pretty straightforward, all you need do is to either download the file into your local development environment or access it via a content delivery network (CDN), there is also an option for npm & bower installation. All this procedure, can found in their get started page.

After downloading,You'll notice that there are two sets of the files. The min means that the file is "compressed" to reduce load times. These minified files are usually used in production while it is better to use the unminified files during development.
| --css
| |-- materialize.css
| |--materialize.min.css
| --js
| |--materialize.js
| |--materialize.min.js
| --Licence
| --README

To start implementing it, you need to include it in the <head> section of your html file as thus

  <!DOCTYPE html>
  <html>
    <head>
      <!--Import Google Icon Font-->
      <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons" rel="stylesheet">
      <!--Import materialize.css-->
      <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="css/materialize.min.css"  media="screen,projection"/>

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

    <body>

      <!--JavaScript at end of body for optimized loading-->
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/materialize.min.js"></script>
    </body>
  </html>

After that is set up, you can now fully utilize the functionalities of Materialize CSS, all the features are at your disposal to create that stunning responsive website .

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