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Learn the basics of working with Material UI components.


After installation, you can import any Material UI component and start playing around. For example, try changing the variant on the Button to outlined to see how the style changes:

Press Enter to start editing


Since Material UI components are built to function in isolation, they don't require any kind of globally scoped styles. For a better user experience and developer experience, we recommend adding the following globals to your app.

Responsive meta tag

Material UI is a mobile-first component library—we write code for mobile devices first, and then scale up the components as necessary using CSS media queries.

To ensure proper rendering and touch zooming for all devices, add the responsive viewport meta tag to your <head> element:

<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, width=device-width" />


Material UI provides an optional CssBaseline component. It fixes some inconsistencies across browsers and devices while providing resets that are better tailored to fit Material UI than alternative global style sheets like normalize.css.

Default font

Material UI uses the Roboto font by default. See Installation—Roboto font for complete details.