New: User interface update to Google Material Design 2.0

Applaud has been using Google’s Material Design to create consumer-grade user interfaces for years. Now we’re excited to say we’ve updated to Google’s Material Design 2.0.

Here's why

Moving away from flat design to bring our online experiences to life, Material Design 2.0 is a refined set of principles and guidelines, enabling designers to achieve beautifully crafted, visually exciting user interfaces to benefit users of all devices and browsers.

Developed to make technology more usable and responsive, Material Design can span screen sizes from mobile to TV screens, and with devices getting bigger, you can look forward to mobile bottom navigation to make it easier for single-handed use.

In addition to offering the user a bold, intuitive user experience, the upgrade to Material Design 2.0 ensures full accessibility, Section 508 support, and additional Right-to-left (RTL) support.

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Key feature highlights

The improvements are lots of subtle tweaks, and you likely won't notice any difference, which means we've done our job well. The overall effect is it's the same app that just somehow feels even better.

  • Intuitive and responsive user interface
  • Mobile bottom navigation
  • Full accessibility and Section 508 support
  • Right-to-left (RTL) support

Key technical highlights

  • Upgrade to Vuetify 2.1
  • Converted from JavaScript to TypeScript
  • Converted from Stylus to Sass
  • Converted from Avoriaz to Vue Test Utils

You can look forward to your enhanced user experience, along with other enhancements and bug fixes in September's product release.


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Published September 25, 2020 / by Ivan Harding