Google is developing a new Material Design CSS library, that will compete with other popular CSS frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation by ZURB, Semantic UI, Pure by Yahoo! or relatively new Materialize CSS.
Nowadays, when Material Design is booming, there is a deluge of materialized CSS front-end frameworks. Google, clearly, doesn’t want to be left behind.
— Addy Osmani (@addyosmani) April 28, 2015
A team of engineers at Google is building a standalone, focused on content sites Material Design CSS library. As Addy Osmani, engineer at Google, revealed in a tweet, it will be written in plain HTML/CSS/JS and released as standalone CSS framework, rather than part of Polymer project. The company is planning to launch a fleshed out user version of Material Design CSS library in the “coming months”.
Twitter Bootstrap vs Google’s Material Design
Twitter Bootstrap’s success has turned it into the Times New Roman of design. It has a time and a place, but you wouldn’t use Times New Roman on your startup’s website, would you? – Joshua Gross
Unlike the primitive Bootstrap, Material Design enables now typically “creativeless” developers the ability to not only build out business logic but give them a standardized, and most importantly, beautiful way of displaying that logic. Material Design gives new directives web designers and developers can now leverage through out the application that give the product a very luxury feel.