Buttons (as Links)

Last Updated 09.28.03

General Description

A hypertext link (using the "a href" tag in html) may be used in HTML applications to act like a button. The link may be:

Guideline Attributes

Spec Version # - 3.1
Spec Contributors - Betsy Nute, Raymond Wong
UI Models - all models
Example Products - all products
Related Guidelines - Button (Action/Navigation), Button (Global), Locator Element: Next/Back - Previous/Next, Text Standards, Locator Element: Breadcrumbs, Tables, Tabs/Navigation, Message Box, Hide/Show, Page Footer, Quick Links, Browse Menu, Content Containers Instruction Text, Standard Web Widgets, Contextual Information, Inline Messaging and Tips, Tables, HGrid, Shuttle and/or Reorder Control

Interaction and Usage Specifications

Visual Specifications

A link button uses master CSS file to determine the color. See Text Standards for the exact definitions of the link, alink, and vlink values.

Drill Down Link

Link in a Component for Navigation
Action Links

Example of a Link Used in Side Navigation (Level 3) of Tab/Navigation Component

Example of a Link Used in Locator Element: Breadcrumbs

Example of a Link Used in Message Box

Example of a Various Link Types Used in Content Containers
"Shortcuts" As Navigation Links
Drill Down Links
Links Wrapped Within Content

Open/Closed Issues