A seed / starter app for AngularJS Material Design applications
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Angular Material Seed

This project is a seed for AngularJS Material Design applications.

The project contains a sample AngularJS application built on Google's Material Design specification, and is preset to install the AngularJS framework and a bunch of development and testing tools for instant web development gratification.

This sample application is intended to be useful as both a learning tool and a skeleton application for a typical AngularJS Material web app: comprised of a top navigation header area and a content area. You can use it to quickly bootstrap your AngularJS webapp projects and dev environment for these projects.

How does it look?

Below is a screenshot of the Starter-App:


Getting Started


You will need git to clone the repository. You can get git from http://git-scm.com/.

We also use a number of node.js tools to initialize and test the project. You must have node.js and its package manager (npm) installed. You can get them from http://nodejs.org/.

Clone The App

To get you started you can simply clone master branch from the Angular Material Seed repository and install the dependencies:

Clone the repository using git:

git clone https://github.com/ritenv/angular-material-seed.git
cd angular-material-seed

Installing Dependencies

There are two kinds of dependencies in this project: tools and AngularJS framework code. The tools help us manage and test the application.

We have preconfigured npm to automatically run bower so we can simply do:

npm install

Behind the scenes this will also call bower install. You should find that you have two new folders in your project.

  • node_modules - contains the npm packages for the tools we need
  • app/bower_components - contains the AngularJS framework files

Run End-to-End Tests

To run your e2e tests your should install and configure Protractor and the Selenium WebServer. These are already specified as npm dependencies within package.json. Simply run these terminal commands:

npm install -g live-server
npm update
webdriver-manager update

Your can read more details about Protractor and e2e here: http://angular.github.io/protractor/#/ for more details on Protractor.

  1. Start your local HTTP Webserver: live-server or http-server.
cd ./app; live-server;

Note: since live-server is working on port 8080, we configure the protractor.conf.js to use baseUrl: 'http://localhost:8080'

  1. In another tab, start a Webdriver instance:
webdriver-manager start

This will start up a Selenium Server and will output a bunch of info logs. Your Protractor test will send requests to this server to control a local browser. You can see information about the status of the server at http://localhost:4444/wd/hub. If you see errors, verify path in e2e-tests/protractor.conf.js for chromeDriver and seleniumServerJar to your local file system.

  1. Run your e2e tests using the test script defined in package.json:
npm test

This uses the local Protractor installed at ./node_modules/protractor

Directory Layout

app/                    --> all of the source files for the application
  assets/app.css        --> default stylesheet
  src/           --> all app specific modules
  index.html            --> app layout file (the main html template file of the app)
karma.conf.js         --> config file for running unit tests with Karma
e2e-tests/            --> end-to-end tests
  protractor-conf.js    --> Protractor config file
  scenarios.js          --> end-to-end scenarios to be run by Protractor

Technology Links

For more information on AngularJS please check out http://angularjs.org/ For more information on Angular Material, check out https://material.angularjs.org/


This starter kit is built upon the original starter app provided by angular/material-start located at angular/material-start. The primary target of this seed app is to enhance the UI to match the Material Design specification.


Angular Material Seed is being developed by @ritenv as a hobby project. If you have any ideas, suggestions or things you'd like to see in this app, PM me directly at @ritenv.