Recreating the Button

Until some future version of HTML gives us new native controls to use in a browser, Google (StopDesign) have been playing and experimenting with controls they “custom buttons”. These buttons are used in Gmail and Google Reader. The buttons are designed to look very similar to basic HTML input buttons. But they can handle multiple interactions with one basic design. The buttons are imageless, and they’re created entirely using HTML and CSS, plus some JavaScript to manage the behavior. They’re also easily skinnable with a few lines of CSS…

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