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Should submit buttons to have stronger hover states?

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    Tammie Lister


    Currently the submit buttons have a hover state but I think it’s too subtle compared to other hovers in the theme. I am proposing we change this to CSS sprites and a stronger hover image / change to bring in line with other hovers. I am referring to things like the log out / post update etc.

    If you look at the activity stream buttons they are far more obvious and I think the submit buttons would benefit even if a gradient change from this. For now lets take baby steps keeping to images not CSS gradients seems the consensus. That in mind I thought I would float the idea before go into ticket. To consider the non hover CSS:

    `a.button, input[type=submit], input[type=button], input[type=reset],
    ul.button-nav li a, div.generic-button a {
    background: url( ../images/white-grad.png ) top left repeat-x;
    border: 1px solid #ddd;
    padding: 3px 10px;
    -moz-border-radius: 3px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
    border-radius: 3px;
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #888;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-weight: normal;
    vertical-align: bottom;
    cursor: pointer;

    the hover CSS:
    a.button:hover, a.button:focus, input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=button]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover,
    ul.button-nav li a:hover, ul.button-nav li.current a,
    div.generic-button a:hover {
    border-color: #aaa;
    color: #555;
    outline: none;

    So, any thoughts on this one?

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    Paul Gibbs


    Worth considering unifying the different types of button styles at the moment, or at least make it clearer when to use each type.q

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    Tammie Lister


    I sense a weekend project for next weekend where I list all buttons and styles then :)

    Not a bad bit of housekeeping to do mind you and there is quite a variation in some places where I am not sure usability wise there should be. Least if I do same as theme unit test we can judge from that one maybe?

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