Monday, January 28, 2013

About Buttons...

I've taught a lot of things about designing, and now I'm wondering what I CAN post without giving away all my secrets. =D

(Not to mention the fact that I like designing your blogs. lol If you want something in particular, I'll tell you..... =P)

Sometimes, though, it's kind of hard to figure out how to do a button.

I mean, I've seen hundreds of buttons.

But now all are really easy to read.

When I see a button, I want something that's easy to read and cute, something that kind of speaks about the life of the blog.

And I'm pretty much guessing that's what you're looking for, too.

So, in your buttons, how are you supposed to accomplish that feat?

Well, first of all, you can do one of two things:
1. Use a picture for your button.
2. Use a white background for your button.

I end up using pictures a lot, just because I like that style.

(Tip: a thing to make the picture button look more professional is to put a simple black frame around it, not that thick, just pretty thin. Black usually turns out the post, but feel free to explore with the colors!)

And when you do it, you want to make sure that you can ACTUALLY SEE THE WORDS. This is a big downfall of a lot of buttons. You just can't read it!

If you have a darker picture, use brighter colors for your fonts--white, yellow, neon colors...

If you have a lighter picture, use darker colors for your fonts--black, brown, crimson, etc...

And you want to make sure that the words are as big as possible on the button so that you don't have to lean over and squint to see the words.

Like see here; I have a blog named Dragonmaster, right? Well, it's kind of a long name, so it would have to be smaller on the button, right? Wrong. I can break it up to be Dragon Master just on the button so that it'll be big enough. Look at the difference below.
See? Small.
And see? It's suddenly lots bigger and easier to see.

And make sure that your picture's not two distracting. (Like the idea of a button collage isn't very appealing to me. =P)

That's all for now.

And you want other tips?

Just ask. ;)


  1. Thanks for the tips!

    Side note: I hope you don't think I am too weird posting three comments on three of your blogs at the same time. I just have this certain time I can be on a computer so I do all my commenting in that time space. Anyway ........ *awkward*

    1. You're welcome!

      No, no, comment away! I love comments! :)


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