22 CSS Button Styling Tutorials and Techniques

CSS button styling can be tricky and sometimes tedious. If you are looking for a simple and effective way of creating dynamic CSS buttons with cross browser compatibility, these tutorials are for you.
Below, you will find 22 CSS Button Styling Tutorials and Techniques.

Submit button should look same everywhere

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Description : When someone works on a website design, it is important that the look will remain same in all browsers. But creating a consistent interface for users is a constant struggle for every application designer. Building consistency on the web is especially tough because the visual rendering differences across browsers and operating systems are wildly different and almost arbitrary in what can and cannot be done. This technique will show you how to make submit buttons that appear the same across all browsers.

How to make sexy buttons with CSS

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Description : This tutorial will teach you how to create pretty looking textual buttons (with alternate pressed state) using CSS.
Since you will want your buttons to be flexible, you'll have to make the background image expand with the relevant size of the button's text, using the sliding doors technique.

Scalable CSS Buttons Using PNG and Background Colors

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Description : Create dynamic CSS buttons using PNG, transparency and background colors that degrades nicely and supports full scalability. With full scalability it means it should resize in all directions according to the font size and content.

Sexy CSS Hover Button

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Visit Tutorial »Link : Description : In this tutorial, to start with, you will need to make an image in two different states (state number one will be the natural state and state number two will be the hover state) and bring the button altogether with CSS.

Make fancy buttons using CSS sliding doors

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Description : Yet another variant on the amazing sliding doors tecnique.This is a very easy to follow, with a very polished end product.

Beautiful CSS buttons with icon set

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Description : If you love clean love clean design and in general simple solutions to design nice and attractive elements for my websites, this tutorial illustrates how to design nice clean buttons using some lines of HTML, CSS code and proxal icon set.

CSS Sliding Door using only 1 image

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Description : In this tutorial, you will be shown how to code the navigation bar using only 1 image, making it user friendly and uses less CSS code.

CSS Oval buttons

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Description : These buttons use the sliding doors technique of CSS, plus two sliced background images with "on" and "off" states.

Roll Over Button

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Description : In this XHTML CSS tutorial you’ll learn how to create a button for a web page using Photoshop, XHTML and CSS. More specifically, you’ll learn how to create a button whose hover state image is preloaded. The advantage to this technique is that upon hovering over your button, the user won’t have to wait for its hover state image to appear; there’ll be no ‘graphic-less’ moment while the image loads, all without a single line of JavaScript.

CSS Overlapping Arrow Buttons

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Description : In this seemingly tricky technique, the author shows you how easy it actually is to create overlapping CSS arrow buttons. Great tut.

Simple Round CSS Links ( Wii Buttons )

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Description : In this tutorial you will create your own Wii (styled) Buttons with only 2 tags, 1 image and one CSS file.

Liquid & Color Adjustable CSS Buttons

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Description : When working on a large site with multiple buttons, it can be quite tedious to make all the buttons in Photoshop. Making future adjustments on the verbiage and colors can be also time consuming.
By having dynamic buttons, this scenario is much easier to handle, and by having liquid and color adjustable buttons with CSS, we are able to change the verbiage and colors with ease.

Pure CSS Buttons

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Description : This is simple and effective way to have buttons that scale (width-wise) without any weird browser-specific CSS (apart from IE6/7) or JavaScript implementations. Just using pure CSS goodness.

Form Buttons with Only CSS and Zero Javascript

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Description : In this tut you will shown how to style submit button without any JavaScript and how to make a nice rollover effect.

Pressed Button State With CSS

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Description : The active anchor state is the state an anchor (a link) is in when you click on it. The moment you click on a link, it becomes active. You will use the “hover” or “visited” states in this tutorial, but the active state can come in very handy when you’ve got custom styled buttons.

Image Rollovers with CSS

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Description : Without the hassle of annoying javascripts, you will create an image rollover for a button (again using the “Slide door Technique”), which is very efficient for anyone trying to make their site load faster, and keep everything clean and easy.

Bold CSS Buttons

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Description : These big, bold CSS buttons are constructed using a rounded edge button image sliced into two pieces, then put back together using CSS. The button text style reacts on the "hover" state.

Recreating the button

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Description : 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 you’re using are imageless, and they’re created entirely using HTML and CSS, plus some JavaScript to manage the behaviour.

Fast Rollovers Without Preload

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Description : When using CSS image rollovers, two, three, or more images must be loaded (and often be preloaded for best results). We've got one image for each state (normal, hover, active, visited etc). Putting all states into one image makes dynamic changes faster and requires no preload.

Styling the Button Element with CSS Sliding Doors

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Description : A great and thoroughly in-depth tutorial, that covers everything from the buttons html and css all the way to using the sliding door technique and cross browser compatabilty.

Using Sliding Doors with WordPress Navigation

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Description : A nice tutorial showing you how to easily incorporate the sliding doors technique within WordPress.

Create Link Buttons with simple CSS and HTML

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Description : Create these simple buttons with just one image, two tags, and some CSS code.

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