Material Design adds new Color tool, guidance on color systems, right-to-left icons, more

Material Design is adding more guidance on color systems and usability, with a new tool to easily design palettes when creating interfaces. The April 2017 guideline update also adds new recommendations for text fields and designing right-to-left icons. Simplifying the process of creating, sharing, and applying color palettes, the new tool is web-based and features a simple, clickable interface. […]

Google Play Developer Console is now ‘Google Play Console,’ gets Material Design facelift

The Google Play Console — previously known as the Google Play Developer Console — has today received a Material Design facelift. The Play Console serves as a place for app developers to track the status of the Android apps they’ve published to the store, and now it’s just a bit prettier…

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Twitter’s new mobile site looks a lot like the upcoming Material redesign to its Android app

Twitter has been A/B testing a re-designed Android app for nearly a month with a launch likely coming soon as more people are seeing it. In the mean time, Twitter has completely overhauled its mobile site with a new design that matches the Android revamp.

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This week’s top stories: YouTube’s Material reDesign, new Android phones, CyanogenMod + Honor 5X, more

In this week’s top stories: The best Android phones you can buy (May 2016 edition), we go hands-on with CyanogenMod on the Honor 5X, the latest Android phone leaks, and we show you how to enable YouTube’s new Material reDesign on the web.

Head below for all of the handy links to this week’s most shared stories and videos.

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Google releases Resizer web tool to test Material Design at various resolutions

The Material Design Guidelines are considered a living document by Google’s designers and receive constant updates and new additions. To help with their recent guidelines on responsive UI, Google has released a web-based tool to see what a website looks like on various devices and at different resolutions.

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Gratus is a delightfully Material new app for reminding you what you’re grateful for

Francisco Franco is one of our favorite developers of indie Android apps, and his latest app very much shares the useful and beautiful nature of his productivity timer app 5217. Gratus is geared towards capturing what you’re grateful for and then reminding you with notifications and widgets throughout the day…

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Google Fonts just got a huge Material Design overhaul, and it’s beautiful [Video]

Google has today completely revamped its longstanding Google Fonts website with Material Design, making it easier — and more beautiful —  than ever to browse and try out the site’s huge collection of open source designer fonts. The old Fonts site — which first launched in 2010 — was practically begging to be reborn, and today Google delivered…

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Chrome OS 49 provides an updated look at Material browser, updates audio player

Chrome 49 was released earlier this month to browsers and Android. It added many new APIs and under-the-hood changes for developers, but was mostly lacking new user features. Version 49 for Chrome OS, on the other hand, introduces a Material Design audio player and provides an updated look at what the Material redesign of the browser will look like.

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Google expands Material Design with new suite of design and prototyping tools

Material Design was announced in 2014 as a cohesive design language for both first and third party web and mobile apps. Google is now expanding Material to be a “system that supports the principles of good design and strengthens communication and productivity” with a new suite of tools and open source projects (via The Verge).

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