Google consistently violates its own HIGs. This website is a prime example of what the material design guidelines say you shouldn't do.
Care to elaborate?
The floating action button for example. In the HIG, Google says these are special buttons that morph into the incoming screen. They also say you should only have one of these buttons per screen because they're a promoted action.
This design does neither one of those things. Not to mention, the orange button on the screen is stylized exactly like these buttons, but it's not clickable.
Completely agree on the promoted action button placement. But regarding the orange button, isn't that an animation? The screen what you are showing just stays for 0.8 seconds. So an interaction is not expected I presume?
I'm totally with you on this one – I think it's a confusing example that will lead to others misusing the floating action button ("But look! Google does it on their Nexus page!!") There shouldn't be a distinction between apps and marketing websites with new design guidelines, everything should be held to the same standard.
That being said, I do like the new Nexus site!
Meh, I think Material Design is more for apps than it's for marketing websites.
Is it just me or does everyone cringe when there is lowercase without periods
or Title Case with a Period.
It seems backwards.
Anyways, I like this site. Just picky about a couple things.
Not just you. I cringed at that as well.
The thing that got me the most was clicking on a product image to view a larger size and just getting a crappy 10% larger version.