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Buttons is a fully customizable CSS button library that's built using Sass & Compass, and created by Alex Wolfe and Rob Levin.

Quickly get started by visiting the Buttons Builder Website where you can view live examples and fully customize your Buttons download.

Example of Buttons

Setup & Installation

  1. Visit the Buttons Builder Website, download and add files to your website.
  2. Include css in the head of your webpage. You only need the font-awesome css if you're using icons <link href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.0.3/css/font-awesome.css" rel="stylesheet"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/buttons.css">
  3. Include jQuery and buttons.js if you're using dropdown menu buttons. <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.1.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="js/buttons.js"></script>
  4. Create buttons in your html. View code examples here.

or Install with Bower

You can also install Buttons using Bower if you're using that for your package management.

Bower install Buttons

Using as a Partial

You can easily import Buttons as a partial into an existing project.

@import 'partials/buttons';

The buttons partial will, in turn, import compass plus any additional partials included in the Buttons library that you'll need.

Customize Buttons

  1. Clone the Buttons repo
  2. Make sure you have Sass and Compass installed
  3. Edit the partials/_options.scss with your own custom values (see example values below)
  4. Run the compass watch command from the root directory of the Buttons directory from the command line
  5. The buttons.css file should now be updated

General Options

In order to edit your Button options, simply change option values within the partials/_options.scss file to your liking. After you make your edits run compass watch in the root of the button directory and the updates should take place. You can open up index.html in a browser to view your changes.

  • $unicorn-btn-namespace: Desired CSS namespace for your buttons (default .button)
  • $unicorn-btn-glow_namespace: Desired CSS namespace for your glow effect (default .glow)
  • $unicorn-btn-glow_color: Default glow color (#2c9adb, light blue)
  • $unicorn-btn-bgcolor: Default button background color (#EEE, light gray)
  • $unicorn-btn-height: Default height, also used to calculate padding on the sides (32px)
  • $unicorn-btn-font-color: Default font color (#666, gray)
  • $unicorn-btn-font-size: Default font size (14px)
  • $unicorn-btn-font-weight: Default font weight (300)
  • $unicorn-btn-font-family: Default font family ("HelveticaNeue-Light", "Helvetica Neue Light", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, "Lucida Grande", sans-serif)

Advanced Options

The only option you should adjust here is the button actions. When you need to add/remove/edit another button color simply add/remove/edit one of the items in the list. There is no limit to the number of items in your list (hint: you can create additional items if you wish). Each item will create a new button.

  • $unicorn-btn-actions: Edit this to add new buttons ('name' background-color font-color) example: ('highlight' #F18D05 #FFF) ('caution' #E54028 #FFF)

  • $unicorn-btn-types: Correspond to the styles avaialble ('rounded' 'pill' 'circle')

  • $unicorn-btn-sizes: Correspond to the sizes avaialble ('large' 'small' 'tiny')

  • $unicorn-btn-circle-size: Radius for circle buttons, circles only have one size (120px)

  • $unicorn-btn-dropdown-background: Backround color of dropdown menu

  • $unicorn-btn-dropdown-link-color: Link color in dropdown menu

  • $unicorn-btn-dropdown-link-hover: Hover color for link in dropdown menu

  • $unicorn-btn-dropdown-link-hover-background: Background hover color for link in dropdown menu

Browser Support

Buttons works in All modern browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE) and gracefully degrades all the way down to Internet Explorer 8.


Created by Alex Wolfe @alexwolfe and Rob Levin @roblevintennis

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