CSS XML Buttons

It’s not rocket science, but here’s an easy way to make XML buttons(or any kind of button you want) using CSS. In other words, this
button (XML) is not an image, but is done all with CSS. I like using
CSS buttons when I can because it gives me a lot of control over
the look, and I can change the label easily without opening an image
editing application. See? Christian Cantrell

Anyway, here’s the CSS class:

.xml-icon {
padding: 0px 3px 1px 3px;
margin: 0;
text-align: center;
font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 11px;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff;
background-color: #ff6600;
border: 1px solid;
border-color: #ffc8a4 #3f1a01 #3f1a01 #ffc8a4;
cursor: pointer;
}

3 Responses to CSS XML Buttons

  1. Abel Rios says:

    Real nice! Most people don’t realize the simplicity of creating these kinds of things.

  2. Ryan Guill says:

    another thing that a lot of people dont realize (myself included untill recently) is that there is an html 4 tag called button, that can be used to make these sort of things as well. I use them oftentimes instead of links, just putting a anchor tag around them. you can also style them very easily using css, just use button {}

  3. Anthony says:

    I really want to start adding entries like this into my blog… simple but very useful. I’ve used this a few times in the past to give links and form buttons the same look throughout an app. This also brings back memories… I remember way back when creating buttons in photoshop different colored edges so the button would look 3D. Then plugins came along and 3d buttons were overused so the formula is lost to me. On this example did you just wing it when picking the edge colors or have you found a formula to use? I’d like to find a formula and create a little javascript CSS button generator.