Button

In this article, we're going to discuss the Button Element. We're going to discuss how to add it in Cornerstone / Pro Content Builder (applicable also to both Header and Footer Builders) and then we're going to brush through its settings.

  1. Button Setup
  2. Button Design Settings
  3. Graphic Setup
  4. Button Text Settings
  5. Button Particles Settings
  6. Primary and Secondary Particles
  7. Customize
  8. Demo
  9. Summary

It's hard to image a website without a button. Website calls-to-action are usually have buttons. So let's discuss the Button Element.

Button Example

To add this element, just search "button" and drag "Button" to the canvas.

Button Elements

Button Setup

We'll take a walk through each section step by step.

Setup

Button Setup

The Setup controls consist of:

  • Base Font Size - The font size of the button text.
  • Width & Height - The width and height of the button set to auto by default. Can be changed to any required value.
  • Min Width & Height - The minimum width and height the button should be. Useful if you want your button to always be say 50px wide.
  • Max Width & Height - The maximum width and height of the button at any time. Useful if you want your button to never exceed a specific size.
  • Background - Offers two options: Base and Interaction. Base is the background color of the button at all times apart from on hover. Interaction is the background color of the button on hover and when the button is interacted with.

The Link controls consist of:

  • Preview - Takes the value of the link provided in the URL input so you can see exactly what the link will look like within the button.
  • Type - The type of link. It could either be a traditional link, a mailto link or a phone number link.
Button Traditional Setup

Traditional Link

Enabling the Traditional Link mode of a link setup is done by clicking the anchor link icon. You will be presented with the URL input which you can add the URL of the website which you want to link to. The Preview input will show how it will be added in the actual HTML code. Check the New Tab checkbox if you want to have the link opened on a new browser tab. Check the nofollow checkbox if you don't want the search engines to sniff the link. The nofollow is used when we link to an external website usually.

Button Mailto Link

Mailto Link

Enabling the Mailto Link mode of a link setup is done by clicking the envelope icon. Add the Email Address into the Email input and the subject of the email into the Subject input. The preview input shows how the link will be added in HTML. Clicking the link with an email setup will open up the Email Client software of the visitor and will fill in the recipient Email Address and Subject of the email.

Button Phone Link

Phone Link

Enabling the Phone Link mode of a link setup is done by clicking the phone icon. Add the Phone Number into the Phone input. The preview input shows how the link will be added in HTML. Clicking the link with a phone setup will open up the phone dialer screen of the user's device if the user owns a device that has that capability.

  • URL - The URL of the link that the button should point to.
  • New Tab - Wether you want the link to open in a new tab.
  • Nofollow - Wether the button should be a nofollow or not. Setting a nofollow means that the site you link to won't be considered by Google to be endorsed by you. It's normally advisable to check this if linking to an external site.

Button Design Settings

The following are the Button Design settings.

Content Flex Layout

The Content Flex Layout controls consist of:

  • Layout - Either set to Row or Column
  • Reverse Layout
  • Wrap Children
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

The Content Flex Layout controls allow you to configure the flexbox settings of the Button Element. If you're not familiar with flex, this guide will help you.

Margin

The Margin layout controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allows you to link up every option within the margin controls so when you change one value all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each margin option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right hand side margin.
  • Bttm - Sets the bottom margin
  • Left - Sets the left hand side margin.

Padding

The Padding controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allows you to link up every option within the padding controls so when you change one value all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each padding option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top padding.
  • Right - Sets the right padding.
  • Bttm - Sets the bottom padding.
  • Left - Sets the Left padding.

Border

The Border controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Allows you to link up the border control for all sides or unlink sides to control each border side individually.
  • Style - Sets the style of the border such as dashed, dotted etc.
  • Width - Sets the width of the border in pixels by default. Or click on PX to change the value to the units you'd like to use (EM, REM).
  • Color - Sets the color of the border.

Border Radius

The Border Radius controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link all sides of the border to control all border radius options at the same time, rather than configuring each value individually. If you unlink sides. You can set the border radius controls individually.
  • Top Left - Set the top left radius of the border.
  • Top Right - Set the top right radius of the border.
  • Bttm Right - Set the bottom right radius of the border.
  • Bttm Left - Set the bottom left radius of the border. Note: You won't see any effect by changing the Border Radius values unless you have already set your Border controls.

Box Shadow

The Box Shadow controls consist of:

  • X-Offset - Set the offset of the border shadow for the X axis.
  • Y-Offset - Set the offset of the border shadow for the Y axis.
  • Blur - Set the blur of the box shadow.
  • Spread & Position - Set the spread and position of the box shadow.
  • Color - Sets the color of the box shadow.

Graphic Setup

Let's look at some of the button graphics settings.

Graphic Setup

You'll notice you can either enable or disable it. Button and Element graphic setup is disabled by default.

These are the controls under Graphic Setup:

  • Enable - Already discussed earlier, you have the option to turn it On or Off. When turned On, all other options/settings become visible such as Graphic Icon, Graphic Image, Graphic Layout and Text Settings, which will be discussed in the following sub-headings.
  • Type - You can choose either an Icon (the default) or an Image.
  • Icon & Image Interaction - Sets how the icon will behave when you hover the mouse on the element.

Graphic Icon Settings

If you've selected Icon as the Type under Graphic Setup, the Graphic Icon settings will be displayed. It has the following controls:

Graphic Icon Settings
  • Font Size & Secondary - There are two fields here. One is the Font Size, which, as the name suggests, lets you set the size of the font of the icon. The checkbox beside it is the option to either use a secondary icon or not. If you want the icon to be different when users hover their mouses on it, you need to check that checkbox and choose a different icon.
Graphic Icon Settings
  • Width & Height - sets the dimensions of the icon.
  • Primary & Secondary - If no Secondary icon is used, whether you hover on the mouse or not, it will use the Primary icon. If Secondary is used, then the Primary icon is the icon displayed when the mouse is not hovering on the element and Secondary is displayed when the mouse is over the element.
  • Color - Has two sub-options: Base - The color of the icon when the mouse is not hovered on it; Interaction - the color of the icon when the mouse is hovering on the element.
  • Background - Has two sub-options: Base - The background color of the icon when the mouse is not hovered on it; Interaction - the background color of the icon when the mouse is hovering on the element.

Now, when you're using the Icon type, there are other options available that let you design your icon further. They are the following:

  • Graphic Icon Border
  • Graphic Icon Border Radius
  • Graphic Icon Box Shadow
  • Graphic Icon Text Shadow
Graphic Icon Border

Graphic Image Settings

If you choose the Image Type under Graphic Setup...

Graphic Setup

... you will be able to choose your own graphic and not be limited to what's available only in the icons.

When Image is the selected type, you'll be able to see the following settings:

Graphic Image

Under Graphic Image, you only have one control:

  • Max Width - Let's you set the maximum width of the image.

Under Primary Graphic Image, you have the following controls:

  • Retina & Dimensions - Retina support is enabled out the box. Click the Eye to disable the Retina support. Also supports options to set the width and height of the image.
  • Source - The image to be used. Click to select an image from the WordPress media library or upload a new one.

Button Text Settings

Now let's look at the button text settings.

Text Setup

The Text Setup controls consist of:

  • Enable - A simple On or Off option. Set this to On if you want the button to have text or set to Off if you want an icon only button.
  • Text Overflow - Set text overflow to enable.
  • Primary Text - The main text within the button defaults to "Learn More."
  • Secondary Text - Add secondary text under the primary text. Default is empty (no output).

Primary Text Format

The Primary Text Setup controls consist of:

  • Font Family - A font selector for the primary button font. Default is inherit or you can select a font that's setup within the Font Manager.
  • Font Weight - The font weight for the primary font selected. Available weights depend on the font family selected.
  • Font Size
  • Letter Spacing
  • Line Height

Primary Text Style

The Primary Text Style controls consist of:

  • Font Style - Normal or Italic
  • Text Align - Left, Center, Right, Justify.
  • Text Decoration - Underlined or Strikethrough.
  • Text Transform - Uppercase (force all text to be uppercase), Capitalize (forces the first letter in each word to be a capital), Lowecase (forces all text to be lowercase).
  • Text Color - Offers two options: 1. Base, which sets the color of the text when the mouse is not hovering on the button. 2. Interaction, which sets the text color of the button when interacted with (on hover) etc.

Primary Text Shadow

The Primary Text Shadow controls consist of:

  • X-Offset - Set the offset of the text shadow for the X axis.
  • Y-Offset - Set the offset of the text shadow for the Y axis.
  • Blur - Set the blur of the text shadow.
  • Spread & Position - Set the spread and position of the text shadow.
  • Color - Sets the color of the text shadow.

Button Particles Settings

Button Particle Settings

Primary Particle Setup

Particle setup group contains the controls to the initial setup of the interaction effects. Following is the detailed information for each setting:

Particle Setup
  • Enable - Use this option to enable the interaction particle.
  • Location - Use this option to set the position of the particle in respect with the element that it is applied to. Available options are:
  • Center
  • Top
  • Left
  • Right
  • Bottom
  • Top Left
  • Top Right
  • Bottom Left
  • Bottom Right
  • Placement - Use this option to decide if you want to have the particles overlap with the element or limited inside the element.
  • Scale - The scale option will determine how the particle will expand or shrink in transition. The available options are:
  • None - Use this option if you do not want the particle to scale in transition.
  • Scale All - Use this option to scale the particle both vertically and horizontally in transition.
  • Scale X - Use this option to scale the particle horizontally in transition.
  • Scale Y - Use this option to scale the particle vertically in transition.
  • Delay - The delay option will determine how long will it take the transition to complete. The value of this option in seconds or milliseconds depends on the selection of the value unit.
  • Transform Starts From - Use this option to set where teh transition of the particle should start. Available options are:
  • Center
  • Top
  • Left
  • Right
  • Bottom
  • Top Left
  • Top Right
  • Bottom Left
  • Bottom Right

Primary Particle Style

Particle style group contains the controls to fine tune the interaction effects. Following is the detailed information for each setting:

Particle Style
  • Width & Height - Use this option to set the width and the height of the particle. The value unit can be Calc, PX, REM, EM, and %.
  • Radius - Use this option to set the radius of the particle. The same units can be used for this option values as the width/height options.
  • Color - Use this option to set the color of teh particle.
  • Inline CSS - Use this option to add custom CSS which will be applied to the article. This option is for the advanced users that want an extra layer of customization which they can not find in the styling options of the particles.

Primary and Secondary Particles

Particle Setup Secondary

The same setup and style options which we discribed are available for primaray and secondary particles. You basically have two sets of particle options to get innovtive and create stylish interactions.

Particle Style Secondary

Customize

The customize section consists of controls to customize the element if you are into HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Button Customize
  • ID - Use this option to set an HTML ID for the element. The ID should be unique on the page.
  • Class - Use this option to set an HTML Class for the element. You can use the class for your custom CSS code.
  • Element CSS - Use this option to have better control over the element to access the inner tags of the element using $el as the CSS selection. Click here for more detailed information.
  • Hide During Breakpoint - Use this option to hide the element on different device sizes. Click here for more information.
  • Custom Attributes - Use this option to add a custom attributes to the wrapper HTML tag of the element. Such as data-info=123. You can use the option to inject custom information into the element to use on your customization code.
Custom Attributes

Demo

To see a live demo of the Button Element click here.

Summary

Let's recap. We've discussed how to add the Button Element. Then we've gone through its basic settings, design, graphic, text and particles settings to make it look the way you want it to look.

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