How to Create a Website Buttonby Erin McManaway
Images such as buttons can give your website a colorful personal touch. You don't need to have expensive graphic programs and experience in creating computer graphics to make an attractive button for your website, however. A number of websites offer free button generators that can help you to choose the style, color, text and size that is right for your design. When you are done creating your button, all you have to do is save the image and then upload it to use on your website.
Go to the Button Generator website (see Resources).
Click the "Web Button Generator" option.
Preview the button styles available. Some of these will be free and some will be for members only.
Click on the style you wish to use. This will take you to a button generator form.
Complete the form to personalize your button. You can choose the color, size, text and font for your button.
Click the "Click Here to Generate Your Button" button at the bottom of the form once you are done. This will take you to a download page.
Right-click on the image to save the button to your computer.
Go to the Cool Text website (see Resources).
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the style of button that you wish to use. This will take you to a button generating form.
Complete the form to personalize your button. You can choose the color, shape, size, text mouse-over effects and font for your button.
Click the "Render Button" button at the bottom of the form when you are done. This will take you to a download page.
Click the link under the button to save the image to your computer. You can also choose to edit the button, get HTML code for the button or have the button emailed to you.
The Free Web Stuff Button Generator
Go to the The Free Web Stuff Button Generator website (see Resources).
Choose the style, color, size, text and font of your button, then click the "Render" button to see what your button looks like.
Right-click on the finished button to save it to your computer. You can also click the "Download Zip" link in the top right hand corner of the form to download the button as a zip file.
- check The button generators are free to use, but some ask that you place a link back to their website in return for their free services.
Items you will need
- photo_camera buttons_on_off image by Sergey Galushko from Fotolia.com
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