Creative Button Styles

Some creative and modern button styles and effects for your inspiration.

Creative Button Styles

Today we would like to give you some button inspiration. This button set consists of some simple, creative and subtle styles and effects to inspire you. The effects can be seen when hovering on some buttons and clicking on others. Mostly, CSS transitions are used but also CSS animations and for some buttons we use a bit of JavaScript to add/remove effect classes.

The icons, which we add using the :before (and sometimes :after) pseudo-class, are from IcoMoon and we’ve created them with the IcoMoon app.

Please note: this only works as intended in browsers that support the respective CSS properties.

The markup of a button is really simple. We just add specific shared classes:

<button class="btn btn-6 btn-6d">Button</button>

The common styles for all the buttons are some resets defined in .btn and we use the specific numbered classes for the different sets of styles. That numbered class are the shared styles for the sets. Each button has an additional specific class then. When using an icon, we add the icon-class which will use the pseudo element :before to add the character from the icon font.

An example for a specific button style is the following:

/* Button 6d */
.btn-6d {
	border: 2px dashed #226fbe;

.btn-6d:hover {
	background: transparent;
	color: #226fbe;

Which will of course depend on what we define as a common style in .btn and .btn-6.

This class structure is used for demo purposes. Using a single style, the properties should of course be merged into a single class.

I hope you enjoy the styles and find them inspiring!

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Manoela Ilic

Manoela is the main tinkerer at Codrops. With a background in coding and passion for all things design, she creates web experiments and keeps frontend professionals informed about the latest trends.

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  1. Nice style but some click effects are useless, because they are stopped at the end of the click, before the end of the animation…

  2. Hi. These buttons are really wonderful. I will use it for my website soon. Thank you … =)

  3. Wonderful work on these! I especially love the bottom 3D buttons, those are great :3

  4. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this… Have been following your posts and I must admit I love each of your designs!


  5. Really nice! Would be even better if they work the same way on mobile browsers.

  6. Thanks for sharing your button ideas Mary Lou. The green order button with the truck appearing is perfect for a project I am working on.

  7. How can I turn these buttons into links instead?
    I tried but the icon ends up shifting to the left instead of keeping it’s centered position…
    Please Help?

  8. These really are terrific. I created a variation of the 3a button for a site I’m working on and it looks great. Sadly, it seems to require a double tap on a mobile device which would be very confusing to my users (I’m redesigning my site to make it responsive). Can the author or anyone else recommend a general solution to this problem (I’m thinking something with JQuery maybe or even sacrificing whatever is causing the problem for every breakpoint except the desktop/laptop). Thanks!

  9. I had a question on your 3D buttons, I wanted to use the it worked/error buttons for a contact form and I’m having trouble getting the buttons to toggle to the correct one based on if they filled out the required information or if the message was sent.

    I’m not very good with JavaScript or PHP. If anyone may have any information on how to do it that would be great!

    Thanks in advance!

  10. Thank u very much!!! you helped me a lot for various design patterns thank u so much

  11. Hey thanks a lot for these, for some reason they work fine on one site I’m doing with a WP template called atom, but I’m trying to do them in the WP theme Rockefeller and now they don’t work correctly. The text in the button area floats to the top and is outside the circle. any idea?