✏️ 8 layers to perfect button design
🔥 Courtesy of @zanderwhitehurst
🙈 A button is just a rectangle with a value surely? It may seem this simple but your buttons should be designed as a scalable, state-based component, not just a rectangle.
⚡️ This article covers every layer your buttons need with exact dimensions and 8pt scaling system.
🤦♂️ Every button should begin as a masked base. From here everything within fits the size of your buttons.
🐁🐐🐘 Set your button sizes with 32px, 40px and 48px for large buttons
🎨 later on, your colours which can be toggled depending on the type of button.
🥅 borders should match the colours of your buttons. Layer these in.
✅ States are best done with opaque layering vs a darker shade of the button colour. This reduces your palette and keeps everything consistent.
⭐️ Value is the text or icon within the button. Text wise, create your styles using 14px and 16px font size with 24px line-height. Super clean for the 8pt system.
☁️ Padding wise follow the 8pt rule and scale things nicely with each button size.
🔥 Icons should be contained in a square that matches your button masks height.
〰️ Constraints. These are so powerful for scaling your buttons dimensions and size!
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🙌 I hope you find this post useful and start creating component buttons that are reusable and consistent! Leave the comments ⬇️