# Buttons

# Default Styling

Button styling is automatically applied to any elements matching the following selectors:

  • button
  • [role='button']
  • [type='button']
  • [type='submit']
  • [type='reset']
  • .button

In order to use an a element as a button, use role="button" to convey their purpose to screen readers and other assistive technologies. If you want to apply button styling to an a element, but retain the semantics of the anchor tag, use the .button class instead.

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<button>Button</button>
<button type="button">Button</button>
<button type="submit">Submit</button>
<button type="reset">Reset</button>
<a role="button">Link as button</a>
<a class="button">Link with button styling</a>
<button type="button" disabled>Disabled</button>

You can also style any element like a button by using the button mixin, if you are using the HiQ source files with PostCSS.

However, ideally any non-button element would receive role="button" to accurately convey its function to browsers.

span {
  @mixin button;
}

Button styling can be customized through a number of custom properties targeted to each interaction state.

Property Name (global/local) Description
--hiq-button-height
--button-height
Sets the height for buttons and button-like elements.
--hiq-button-vertical-padding
--button-vertical-padding
Sets the top and bottom padding for buttons.
--hiq-button-horizontal-padding
--button-horizontal-padding
Sets the left and right padding for buttons.
--hiq-button-border-width
--button-border-width
Sets the border width for buttons.
--hiq-button-border-radius
--button-border-radius
Sets the border-radius for buttons.
--hiq-button-font-weight
--button-font-weight
Sets the font weight for button text.
--hiq-button-border-color
--button-border-color
Sets the border color for static state buttons.
--hiq-button-background-color
--button-background-color
Sets the background color for static state buttons.
--hiq-button-text-color
--button-text-color
Sets the text color for static state buttons.
--hiq-button-hover-border-color
--button-hover-border-color
Sets the border color for hovered buttons.
--hiq-button-hover-background-color
--button-hover-background-color
Sets the background color for hovered buttons.
--hiq-button-hover-text-color
--button-hover-text-color
Sets the text color for hovered buttons.
--hiq-button-active-border-color
--button-active-border-color
Sets the border color for active buttons.
--hiq-button-active-background-color
--button-active-background-color
Sets the background color for active buttons.
--hiq-button-active-text-color
--button-active-text-color
Sets the text color for active buttons.

# Customization

We recommend creating new button variants by using locally scoped custom properties within the variant scope.

button.is-primary {
  --button-border-color: blue;
  --button-background-color: blue;
  --button-text-color: white;
}
Last Updated: 8/29/2019, 2:06:05 AM