How to Make A Colored Button
Hi there. We're going to make a button, not an ugly old button like this one a good looking button like this, ignore the top padding. We'll fix that in the next video but we've got a button. It's clickable and it's got a nice background. Let's jump in and work out how to do it. Spoiler alert. It's just an A tag with some padding, but let's do it together anyway. Alright, to make our button, what you might be really inclined to do is figure out where we're gonna put it. I want to put it just after this P tag here. So there it is there here a box one. Here's my P tag. Just afterwards. I'm going to put in what sounds sensible as a button. I'm gonna hey, click here, click here and it's safe. I'm gonna preview it and we get that thing. Okay, that is the kind of form button and it's not what we want here because we want it to look like our mock up over here and it's just too hard to do. Okay. Using that button, you can format it quite a bit to make it look like this but it's easier just star...
ting with an a tag to give it some padding. Okay. And background color. Cool. So we're not going to use button. Mm hmm It's going to look button. Goodbye button. All we want is an attack. Ok? We've used that loads of times. Where is it going to go? Let's actually get it to go somewhere. I'm sure you're sick of like just putting in hash. So let's make our file new page. I'm going to save this one. This is going to be called my test page. We can link to it from our links now. Remember it's gonna be dot html. Okay. And I'm gonna put it in an H1 saying you'd be, we made it new page. All right. I'm gonna close it down so I made it closed it and I'm going to link to it now. So what do we call it? Test page? So it's actually going somewhere, What is this button gonna do? Okay. It's meant to go to our book online. So in between the a tags we're gonna say book online. Do I want to uppercase? No, so we're using total case and that's what it looks like in the browser. You're like, how is that much better than the actual ugly button? It's easy to style this one. Let's go and do those basics. It depends on whether you went and remember earlier on we styled out a tag potentially in the head. Okay Or in the CSS um what do you call it? The CSS reset? That would have been handy, but I didn't. So I'm going to say actually I'm not going to be really specific. I'm going to be quite broad. I'm going to say all eight tags up here. What is at the top because I feel like it's a really broad stroke. So it should be at the top. It was all a tags now need to have a color of white, this is probably gonna come back and bite us in the bum it always seems to happen when I do freestyle like this. Okay color and we're going to say the text decoration set to none. Alright so that's going to get us started. Hopefully there you go, nothing's really going on. Alright, let's give it a background color and color the text. So in here we're going to actually what we might do is we'll start creating our own class because I'm gonna we're not gonna start all eight tags to be buttons right? So what I'm gonna do is just after the quotation marks here, I'm going to give it a class name of my button okay and over here I'm going to say my button does a few things so That is totally useless now right can we get rid of it? We can because I said all eight tags be white with no text decoration. Let's have a quick little check and make sure I haven't wrecked anything, yep perfect. Alright so my button needs a period in front of it and we're going to say to this button, I want a background color, background color of white and it's going to kind of wreck it right, make sure it's semi colon at the end and make sure you save it all. There you go. Okay so it's kind of wrecked right and one of if you can't see anything okay, it's either haven't saved at all or there's no text in your button if you just left this off thinking you'll come back to that later on because it can't be seen or there's no things to wrap around. It needs some sort of text in the a tag. The other thing it might be depending on where you're watching this and mm hmm Yeah, we're going to actually deal with it in the next video, but if you're still won't appear and you're kind of stuck there, you might have to do display in line block or display block. Okay. We're gonna talk about this in the next one, but that might be causing you problems as well, so do that, that might fix yours. Ours is working fine. The problem with ours is the text color is white as well. So we're going to text color of, we'll use this top one here from our gradient and that's the cool thing about Vieques code is it looks seriously assess and says, hey, you've used these before. I want to use them again. Like, yep, save me some time. Have a little look. Would also make like to make it to be play fair. So font family, font family, we're going to be Playfair actually, I can't remember all the syntax for it. So I'm gonna go steal it. Okay. I'm gonna use the search function, which is command if on a Mac or control F On a Pc. And I'm going to type in play, there's lots of play there is play fair. So the reason I can't remember like I could probably guess play fair but I can never remember. It's in two words or one word. Okay. And remember the if it's in two words against these quotations around it. If you're funny you're using doesn't have two words, it won't have those quotes around it. So I'm just gonna grab you. Let's have a little look now, it's looking nice. Let's add some padding around it. Okay? So we'll do padding padding now we're going to do our shortcut stuff. Okay? So we're going to use regular padding and we're going to do the top and the bottom. I think we've covered this before. Right? So if you put in all four it goes um Top we're using 11 and 25. So Pixels for the top 25 for the letter for the right so it goes clockwise starting at the top, okay we can go all the way around but because it's really common to have the same X. And Y. Access. Okay so the tops and the bottoms are the same and the left and the right are the same. You don't need to write all of the extra repeat that's in there. Okay. It will assume if there's two. You mean X. And Y. For the first one, wow. Sorry up and down for the first one and left and right for the second one. That should work. Here we go now, we need a little bit of margin above it. Okay but this is not going to work and we'll talk about it more in the next video it's a margin top. Okay, it's going to have 10 pixels because I know you're going to try it. Okay. And it's not gonna work drove me mad as well when I first when it's working what that did. Okay, so don't worry about that for the moment. We're going to come back to him something to do with display in line. Block goodness. Actually I'm going to separate it for another video but if you just want to fix it, add the, add the margin and just type in display because I know I know everyone's gonna go onto the next video. So um display go in line block. Okay. If you said that and now do the margin, it'll work but we'll talk about it in more detail in the next video. Alright so we've got panning, we've got you've got that, that's all we're going to do for this one because we've got a button and click it and it works because the U. P. No page, a new page even. Okay. So disappeared. Weird. Um So yes, what are we going to do? That's it for this one? You could just add some margin to the bottom of the p tag. Okay. But it won't work to the top. And we're going to talk about in line and block elements in the next video to kind of actually know what we were doing when we're typing in display in line. Block. Let's do it in the next video.