Great technical story and accomplishment! Should be included in every UI curricula. It’s really that good.
On the visual side, many of the MD shortcomings are visible even here
- in dart themes (Incognito mode) the active tab is barely discernible
- the green lock for secure sites is now black, making it less intuitive
- over use of spacing in data lists (e.g. downloads) incurs excessive scrolling and loses overview
There’s no discussion how the user community has been involved in the transition. For a closer look at the turmoil, look here: MD Problems, in the Google Chrome Forum.
BTW: In the closing remarks here (Sebastien’s MD Story), the typo ‘with out users’ should obviously be ‘with our users’, — although at times it feels like user feedback is falling into a black hole ;-).
Great story and accomplishment, still some rough edges to finish off. Please post substantive comments in Chrome forum here.