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Buttons or links?

Links and buttons – what is the best? Disputes on this topic have no end. Every design expert has his own point of view.

First of all, button is a push, it’s an element of control.  So better use it when the customer has to press this button to finish some action. For example, in any kind of voting when you need to press a button to leave your voice. That is very simple and logical structure. Buttons are used in different forms and here many special tags help.  

I think the other cases of using buttons are not so good and successful. For example, press the button you can download any file. In my opinion it is not very rational. With the help of this load button you don’t control any element, you just gain the access to some kind of information. And here we faced with links necessity.

As you know, Internet appeared only because of language of HTML development, which conception of gathering documents consists of hypertext references. So if you offer to the customer to get some info, better use here not a button but a link.

About navigation

Using buttons in navigation is the main topic of our article. Navigation is the principle part of a site and the design of it plays very important role in this system. And here you are the hardest question for designer “To be or not to be”, “Link or button”? There are a lot of for and against button/link using.  

Buttons

Many designers like the buttons. And there are some reasons. With the help of buttons designer can create very nice menu, subjugate it to particular theme.  In some cases it is necessary to use buttons because links here can just damage the whole design.

But there are no perfect elements even in graphic links:

  • Loading speed.
  • Difficulties in production.
  • Problems with graphics. 

Text links

This kind of link is very easy to create with the help of HTML tags. Due to the special tables you can easily attune the color, background and other features. Text links are successfully load in any kind of browser.  And these links have many advantages.

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