Round Buttons

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Recently I’ve been learning how to code with Codecademy. I’ve made it my goal to do at least one exercise every day. It’s a shame I haven’t done the same with this blog.

Anyway, while I was looking for CSS to style my buttons I came across some nice examples of buttons that are actual image files. They look pretty cool and they don’t seem that difficult to make in Inkscape with just fills and stroke gradients, drop shadows, etc.

I allowed myself an hour to play around and see what I could come up with. The result is above with a strong spotlight effect, a plain matte version and a glossy version.

It’s a good idea to give visual feedback when the button is clicked. You can remove the drop shadow and reduce the size of the innermost circle (this is skeuomorphism: imitating how a real button appears when you push it). Alternatively, you could simply change the colour of the symbol.

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