CSS buttons, whatever their purpose, play an important role in web designing. They could be used at the endpoint of a Web form, to add products to shopping carts, as a call to action or to learn more about a service. Designers have many reasons to add stunning buttons, including to make them more attractive and to user-friendly. Not only should the buttons be functional and progressive, but also aesthetically pleasing.
CSS buttons play a critical role in website usability and they trigger a response when activated by the user. They increase the chances of getting the desired response from the audience. That’s why it’s so essential to select buttons that both look great and offer understandable visual signs.
Beyond being attractive and fitting into the overall design, buttons need to be designed with some kind of understanding of what makes them effective. After all, the main point of a button is to get visitors to do something and increase user engagement.
Are you looking for some great looking CSS buttons, which can be used in real-world website projects? Here, we present to you a collection of 10 best CSS button libraries that will add a little extra flavor to your site.
bttn.css is a collection of lightly-styled buttons that feature different shapes, sizes and colors. All styles can be called with simple class names. With the minified CSS file coming in at just 4kb, this library is also quite lightweight.
The title may be simple, but Buttons is a library with over 20 collections of styles to choose from. Standouts include the slightly-glassy Delta, the fun and sassy Theta, the roomy and minimal Mu and keyboard-like Phi. Be sure to check out the ultra-cool click effects in the demo.
Not to be confused with the other library called, ahem, Buttons. This library contains simple and attractive CSS buttons in a variety of shapes. Extra goodies include icon button styles that utilize FontAwesome.
Pushy Buttons may not be the fanciest set you’ll find, but they’re colorful and easy to spot in a crowd. Plus, they provide an oddly-satisfying bounce when clicked. In the end, isn’t that all we really need from a button?
Personally, I like buttons that make use of smooth CSS transitions. btns.css does a great job with subtle color transitions on hover and even versions that will expand and contract size.
Press.css provides great-looking flat buttons in whatever size, shape and color you need. With only three included effects, code size is kept to a minimum (12kb). They also work swimmingly with FontAwesome icons.
An interesting take on your traditional icon button, CSS3 Button Hover Effects with FontAwesome only reveals the icon during the hover state. Hovering on a button activates a smooth CSS transition that brings a FontAwesome icon into view – either alongside or in place of text. Part of a great CodePen collection of CSS buttons.
Social Buttons for Bootstrap combine the goodness of the Bootstrap framework with FontAwesome icons. All the big social media networks are included, over 20 in all. There are classes for each network, along with classes for different sizes. Colors are made to match for each respective service.
beautons is a button library that’s all about simplicity. Choose from various sizes, styles and button states. CSS classes can be combined to mix and match different styles.
Built using LESS, Obvious Buttons are colorful, attractive and easy to customize. They also provide a simple animated effect when clicked.
Orman Clark’s Chunky 3D Web Buttons is not just a collection of cute buttons. It’s also a full-blown tutorial demonstrating how they were made. So you can start with the basics and go on to add your own touches.
What separates Radioactive Buttons are the interesting hover effects that can be added in. For instance, hovering can result in a subtle pulsating color change (as if the button really were radioactive). This is done through looping a CSS transition a set number of times. The result is a fun, attention-grabbing button.