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Cards contain content and actions about a single subject.

Cards are surfaces that display content and actions on a single topic.

They should be easy to scan for relevant and actionable information. Elements, like text and images, should be placed on them in a way that clearly indicates hierarchy.

Simple Card

Although cards can support multiple actions, UI controls, and an overflow menu, use restraint and remember that cards are entry points to more complex and detailed information.

Word of the Day



well meaning and kindly.
"a benevolent smile"

Complex Interaction

On desktop, card content can expand.

Shrimp and Chorizo PaellaSeptember 14, 2016

This impressive paella is a perfect party dish and a fun meal to cook together with your guests. Add 1 cup of frozen peas along with the mussels, if you like.


Example of a card using an image to reinforce the content.

By default, we use the combination of a <div> element and a background image to display the media. It can be problematic in some situations. For instance, you might want to display a video or a responsive image. Use the component property for these use cases:

⚠️ When component="img", CardMedia relies on object-fit for centering the image. It's not supported by IE 11.

UI Controls

Supplemental actions within the card are explicitly called out using icons, text, and UI controls, typically placed at the bottom of the card.

Here's an example of a media control card.

Live From Space
Mac Miller