Material Design Lite - Cards


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MDL provides a range of CSS classes to apply various predefined visual and behavioral enhancements and display the different types of cards. The following table lists down the available classes and their effects.

Sr.No. Class Name & Description
1

mdl-card

Identifies div element as an MDL card container, required on "outer" div.

2

mdl-card--border

Puts a border to the card section that it is applied to and is used on the "inner" divs.

3

mdl-shadow--2dp through mdl-shadow--16dp

Sets variable shadow depths (2, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 16) to card and is optional, goes on "outer" div; if omitted, no shadow is shown.

4

mdl-card__title

Identifies div as a card title container and is required on "inner" title div.

5

mdl-card__title-text

Puts appropriate text characteristics to card title and is required on head tag (H1 - H6) inside title div.

6

mdl-card__subtitle-text

Puts text characteristics to a card subtitle and is optional. It should be a child of the title element.

7

mdl-card__media

Identifies div as a card media container and is required on "inner" media div.

8

mdl-card__supporting-text

Identifies div as a card body text container and assigns appropriate text characteristics to body text and is required on "inner" body text div; text goes directly inside the div with no intervening containers.

9

mdl-card__actions

Identifies div as a card actions container and assigns appropriate text characteristics to actions text and is required on "inner" actions div; content goes directly inside the div with no intervening containers.

Example

The following example will help you understand the use of the mdl-tooltip classes to show different types of tooltips.

mdl_cards.htm

Live Demo
<html>
   <head>
      <script 
         src = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.min.js">
      </script>
   
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.indigo-pink.min.css">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family = Material+Icons"> 
      <style>
         .wide-card.mdl-card {
            width: 512px;
         }
      
         .square-card.mdl-card {
            width: 256px;
            height: 256px;
         }

         .image-card.mdl-card {
            width: 256px;
            height: 256px;   
            background: url('html5-mini-logo.jpg') center / cover;          
         }       
      
         .image-card-image__filename {
            color: #000;
            font-size: 14px;
            font-weight: bold;
         }

         .event-card.mdl-card {
            width: 256px;
            height: 256px;
            background: #3E4EB8;
         }
      
         .event-card.mdl-card__title {
            color: #fff;
            height: 176px;
         }

         .event-card > .mdl-card__actions {
            border-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2);
            display: flex;
            box-sizing:border-box;
            align-items: center;
            color: #fff;
         }     
      </style>
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <table>
         <tr><td>Wide Card with Share Button</td><td>Square Card</td></tr>
         <tr>
            <td>
               <div class = "wide-card mdl-card mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "mdl-card__title">
                     <h2 class = "mdl-card__title-text">H5</h2>
                  </div>
               
                  <div class = "mdl-card__supporting-text">
                     HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard 
                     superseding HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and XHTML 1.1. 
                     HTML5 is a standard for structuring and presenting 
                     content on the World Wide Web.
                  </div>
               
                  <div class = "mdl-card__actions mdl-card--border">
                     <a class = "mdl-button mdl-button--colored mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                        Learn HTML5</a>
                  </div>
               
                  <div class = "mdl-card__menu">
                     <button class = "mdl-button mdl-button--icon mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                     <i class = "material-icons">share</i></button>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </td>
         
            <td>
               <div class = "square-card mdl-card mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "mdl-card__title">
                     <h2 class = "mdl-card__title-text">H5</h2>
                  </div>
               
                  <div class = "mdl-card__supporting-text">
                     HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard 
                     superseding HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and XHTML 1.1. 
                     HTML5 is a standard for structuring and presenting 
                     content on the World Wide Web.
                  </div>
                  <div class = "mdl-card__actions mdl-card--border">
                     <a class = "mdl-button mdl-button--colored mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                        Learn HTML5</a>
                  </div>
               
                  <div class = "mdl-card__menu">
                     <button class = "mdl-button mdl-button--icon mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                        <i class = "material-icons">share</i></button>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </td>
         </tr>
            
         <tr><td>Image Card</td><td>Event Card</td></tr>
         <tr>
            <td>
               <div class = "image-card mdl-card mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "mdl-card__title mdl-card--expand"></div>
                  <div class = "mdl-card__actions">
                     <span class = "image-card-image__filename">html5-logo.jpg</span>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </td>
            
            <td>
               <div class = "event-card mdl-card mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "mdl-card__title mdl-card--expand">
                     <h4>HTML 5 Webinar:<br/>June 14, 2016<br/>7 - 11 pm IST</h4>
                  </div>
                  <div class = "mdl-card__actions mdl-card--border">
                     <a class = "mdl-button mdl-button--colored mdl-js-button mdl-js-ripple-effect">
                        Add to Calendar</a>
                     <div class = "mdl-layout-spacer"></div>
                     <i class = "material-icons">event</i>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </td>
         </tr>          
      </table>   
   
   </body>
</html>

Result

Verify the result.



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