This is an oh so simple CSS button concept in my footer:
http://i.imgur.com/2ocDD.png (normal & with hover — that’s a tooltip w/ tipSwift)
Any thoughts on how it could be spiced up?
Try making the text a little darker and adding a 1px white text shadow.
Also a very slight vertical gradient may help.
I think it looks nice the way it is to be honest. Don’t fall into the trap of adding all the bells and whistles just because you can.
I think a gradient could help. But the trick with gradients is subtlety, almost the point you can barely see it. However, even aesthetic touches you can “barely” see cna have a big impact on the visual acuteness of your site.
With lyleyboy’s suggestion:
darker text, 1px 90° white text-shadow: http://i.imgur.com/JIzO1.png
Adding in gradient suggestions:
linear-gradient from #ececec to #dfdfdf
– plus -
inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #fff: http://i.imgur.com/016WM.png
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