Styling buttons is an effective way to draw users in and align your visual style. There are some simple tweaks you can use (such as changing primary and secondary colors in Color Themes) or you can even customize them using custom CSS code.
As is often the case, your website was first built using HTML (which tells web robots what type of content to look for) and CSS (which controls when, where and how it should be displayed). So when it comes to buttons — one of the key pieces of functionality on any site — you’ll want to be familiar with several methods of altering their colors, shapes, sizes and text styles.
Squarespace makes changing button color easy through its Page Design tab, allowing you to choose from pre-made color schemes or enter custom hex codes manually. If you’re using Squarespace 7.1, there may also be the option for creating “color themes” under Settings that create unique color schemes for each site section.
Applying these color schemes or the “Fill” or “No Fill” default button style will modify all buttons on your site; however, if using an older Page Design editor prior to Squarespace 7.1 then individual button customization requires using Site Styles or Custom CSS edit.
Styling buttons is all about finding a balance with your site design. By making some minor modifications, you can ensure they fit seamlessly and encourage visitors to click!
When adding a Button block, you have several shapes from which to select: oval, square, pill and underline. However, it’s important to keep text size in mind as selecting your button shape; long words might cause its text size to expand and prevent your button from looking as expected.
Lemon and Sea has an excellent step-by-step tutorial to show you how to set specific button widths without them being affected by text you enter, using both their Page Design and Site Styles editors. Don’t forget to save any changes!
Although Squarespace provides you with some color options for your button in its Site Styles editor, sometimes this may feel limited. To give your business’s buttons some extra pizazz there are a few code tweaks you can add for more personalization.
Spark Plugin offers this snippet that adds a subtle shadow to any button of your choosing, drawing attention to it and giving visitors the impression they’re clicking something that will take them forward with their lives (or at least their browsing). As an extra feature, there is also an option for hover effects – perfect for buttons that need to be clickable without necessarily needing to be active links.
Modifying button class names using CSS can also help customize them, either via your admin panel’s Custom CSS tab, or the Design menu’s Custom CSS box. To find these classes for each button you can either use Chrome’s Inspector app, or open up any page with buttons and right-click one – right click it again for a drop down list with all available classes; find one you want to change and replace it with its desired color in this drop-down list.
This code will change the default color for your button block, including background fill, border and text hex colors. It will affect all button blocks (except forms and newsletters ) on your website – however it may take some time to take effect across pages.
Change the text color for your buttons for maximum visitor visibility by including this snippet from Thirty Eight Visuals on your website. It will automatically change their hue for easier reading – perfect for buttons with long forms!
Ericka from Big Cat Creative provides this handy code snippet that allows you to add a “book now” button that remains on screen even after users scroll down the page, enabling them to click it anytime they please.
Styling buttons is all about finding an ideal combination between their visual design and your website’s theme and aesthetics. By making a few quick modifications, you can craft stunning call-to-action buttons that stand out on any given page.
Squarespace makes it simple and effortless to customize button colors, shapes and text styles with its Site Styles panel. All buttons on your site will benefit from these settings as they apply uniformly across your pages; additionally, secondary and tertiary settings allow for individual block styles.
Buttons are an integral component of increasing web conversions. They draw the visitor’s eye directly to your calls-to-action and encourage them to take action on your website. To make them even more noticeable, consider adding striking gradient backgrounds – something the Spark Plugin makes easy via its code-free approach to Squarespace buttons.
If you own and manage a Squarespace website, creating custom button colors that fit with the aesthetics of your brand may be something worth doing. Just be careful not to veer too far from default button colors as this could make the site appear untidy and messy; consider these quick and simple changes instead for creating eye-catching button colors that draw more clicks.
Squarespace 7.1 simplifies the process for applying colors to website elements such as buttons. To change their hue, navigate to Design > Site Styles > Colors. Here, you can select your color palette for use across your entire website or set separate themes for specific block types.
Change the background fill, border and text hex color of buttons to match your website’s theme by using Inspect Element on Chrome to identify their classes. After doing so, add a CSS rule to alter their colors accordingly.
There are a number of hover effects you can use to make your Squarespace buttons stand out and encourage click-through. These effects can be applied to buttons of all sizes and include shadow effects, arrows or animations – an effective way of increasing conversion rates!
By default, Squarespace buttons conform to your website’s colors set in the Color Theme menu. However, certain block types (like card, collage, overlap and poster ) provide extra button styles in their Block Style menus. Custom CSS rules also allow for specific background and text colors on buttons – particularly helpful for calls-to-action on pages where you want your button to stand out and encourage more clicks!
To customize the background or text colors of a Squarespace button, select its block and navigate to “Colors” menu in the left-hand panel. From there you can either select from preset color palettes or enter an exact hex code of what color you desire. You may also change its outline thickness by selecting either “Fill” or “No Fill,” and modify padding between text and border by using either option.
If you want to go the extra mile when customizing Squarespace buttons, there are a few plugins that can assist with that task. One such snippet from Spark Plugin adds a subtle shadow effect which draws attention while providing visual interest. This plugin works for any button type – especially calls-to-action and social media links.
Spark Plugin has another plugin that is ideal for creating urgency among visitors by animating buttons when hovered over. It can even be applied to scroll to top buttons on home pages! This tool makes use of Spark’s powerful technology and adds lifelike animation.
These are just a few ways Squarespace buttons can help increase conversion rates. As you experiment with various colors and effects, be sure to test your buttons across multiple browsers to make sure they work as intended – if ever stuck or need assistance there are always professionals here at Squarespace who are happy to assist!