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What is the fascination with 3D buttons?


#1
Hiya peeps

I got approached by a web developer I know to do some graphics work for him and he was really keen on '3D buttons', made out the production of them was somehow alchemy!? Odd for such a chap given his experience. But would he not be able to do these himself!? I thought it strange...

Thoughts? :icon_confused:
 

Paul Murray

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#2
Whilst I'm not a fan of the web 2.0 trend, I think they can look pretty good when done well. Being subtle with gradients and hues is the key I think. A plain old single-colour web button tends to look a bit boring nowadays. Plus, a button that's actually a CTA button needs to be enticing.
 

Paul Murray

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#4
Call to action.

It's basically anything that entices you to do something that typically benefits the provider in some way (such as signing up to a newsletter in order to download a free e-book).
 
#6
I recently had a guy ask me to design a website for him..... he wanted every tacky photoshop effect under the sun...... needless to say, I gave everything up shortly after *rocks in the corner*