Freebie: Google Material Design Shadow Helper

A LESS CSS mixin for creating box-shadows according to Google’s Material Design style guide

Florian Kutschera
Jul 10, 2014 · 2 min read

One of the things that Google revealed at the Google I/O 2014 was the new visual language for all their apps, services and Android OS — called material design. Together with the keynote they released a living style guide.

I am impressed by the attention Google pays to all the details in their guide. I was especially impressed by the section on shadows which are used to define different layers and thus create depth.

Shadows with different offset and blur are used to simulate depth.
(Image: Google, Material Design specification)

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