In Google’s Material Design, do the guidelines prefer buttons without icons next to text? On http://www.google.com/design/spec/components/buttons.html no such examples can be found. Is it written somewhere why?
(I know the floating action button or paper icon button have icons; I’m talking about text buttons.)
According to the developer pages (http://developer.android.com/design/building-blocks/buttons.html):
Both an icon and text is most appropriate when they complement each other: each carrying its own bit of information, but together making a larger whole.
This may be the contributing factor in the design guide where no such example is present