Styling button elements with CSS

This demo page is related to the article Styling form controls with CSS, revisited. For more info on the purpose of this page, please read the article.

Each button consists of this HTML:

  1. <button>Button</button>

The following CSS rules are used to style these button elements:

  1. #el01 {width:100%} /* Width */
  2. #el02 { /* Text and background colour, blue on light gray */
  3. color:#00f;
  4. background-color:#ddd
  5. }
  6. #el03 {background:url(/i/icon-info.gif) no-repeat 100% 50%} /* Background image */
  7. #el04 {border-width:6px} /* Border width */
  8. #el05 {border:2px dotted #00f} /* Border width, style and colour */
  9. #el06 {border:none} /* No border */
  10. #el07 {font-family:"Courier New",Courier} /* Different font */
  11. #el08 {font-size:2em} /* Bigger text */
  12. #el09 {font-size:0.5em} /* Smaller text */
  13. #el10 {font-weight:bold} /* Bold text */
  14. #el11 {padding:1em} /* Increase padding */
  15. #el12 {text-align:right} /* Change text alignment */

In your current browser, with your current settings, the button elements look like this:

And here are screenshots from several browsers on different operating systems:

  1. Camino 1, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  2. Firefox 2.0.0.1, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  3. Firefox 2.0.0.1, Ubuntu 6.10
  4. Firefox 2.0.0.1, Windows XP
  5. iCab 3.0.3, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  6. Internet Explorer 6, Windows XP
  7. Internet Explorer 7, Windows XP
  8. Konqueror 3.5.5, Kubuntu
  9. OmniWeb 5.5.1, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  10. Opera 9.10, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  11. Opera 9.10, Ubuntu 6.10
  12. Opera 9.10, Windows XP
  13. Safari 2.0.4, Mac OS X 10.4.8
  14. WebKit 420+, Mac OS X 10.4.8
Camino 1, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Firefox 2, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Firefox 2, Ubuntu 6.10

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Firefox 2, Windows XP

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iCab 3, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Internet Explorer 6, Windows XP

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Internet Explorer 7, Windows XP

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Konqueror 3.5.5, Kubuntu

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OmniWeb 5.5.1, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Opera 9.10, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Opera 9.10, Ubuntu 6.10

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Opera 9.10, Windows XP

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Safari 2, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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WebKit 420+, Mac OS X 10.4.8

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Note that in some browsers these buttons look quite different from submit buttons.

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