Building beautiful buttons for your sites, whether you're using a pre-built theme or a framework like Foundry, is simple and easy with the Flat Button stack. It allows you a lot of freedom in your design through its versatile selection of settings.
This page outlines the settings included in the Flat Button stack and looks at what they do, and how they affect the its functionality. In addition we have a tutorial and walk-thru video below that helps get you started using the Flat Button stack, as well as gives you an idea what the stack can do before your purchase. For examples of the stack in action, please visit the product page.
Below we take a deep dive into what each setting within the Flat Button stack does. This is a good reference for you as you work with the stack, as well as it provides you an inside look at each setting within the stack before you make your purchase.
This setting allows you to determine if your button will have a label or not. When enabled you're given a field into which to write your button's label text. Disabling the label can allow you to create a button that contains just an icon if you so choose.
Here is where you'll set the link for your button. You can set it to link to another page on your site, aa resource within the RapidWeaver Resources section, or an external site.
Enabling this feature allows you to include an icon within your button. Iconography can often help with the design of your site. When enabled you'll be given a large drop down of icons to choose from.
Note: When the Icon checkbox is enabled you'll also get alignment controls for the placement of the icon further down in the Alignment section of the settings.
Flat Buton gives you several width modes to choose from. This allows the button to be styled and to function differently depending on your design needs.
When using a button style that is not 100% wide you can use this setting to align your button to the left, center or right.
If you've enabled the Icon checkbox, in the General settings, this feature will allow you to choose which side of the button you'd like to place your icon on.
Allows you to choose to round the corners of your button, or leave them squared off. You can round all of the corners uniformly or choose a different border radius for each corner.
Choose between using a single color picker for a more flat look or opt for using two color pickers to set a gradient for the face of the button, giving it a bit more depth.
BUTTON & ICON COLORS
We provide several color pickers here to set the color of your button's background, text and icon. You're given both normal and hover colors. This allows you to choose how your button appears when the visitor hovers over it with their mouse cursor.
Adjusts the height of your button.
Fine tune the amount of padding around your button's label text.
When enabled a 1px border will be added around your button. You'll also be give a color picker to choose the color of the border.
Enabling the shadow checkbox will add a nice drop shadow effect to your button. You're also given controls for adjusting the shadow's size and color.
You can choose from several standard font type here, or opt for a custom font of your own. The custom font will be provided by yourself, either through a Google font embed, or manually embedding your own fonts. Flat Button does not handle the font embedding itself.
FONT & ICON SIZES
You're able to adjust the font size for your label and icons separately using these two controls.