Easy Rounded CSS Button with Drop Shadow

Rounded CSS button with drop shadowThis snippet is for an easy to make rounded CSS button that can be used to give your links a bit extra pfiff.

The button uses the CSS border-radius for the rounded corners, box-shadow for the drop shadow and the CSS text-shadow property to give the link text a nice, subtle embossed effect. A hover effect is added, reducing the dropped shadow and adjusting the margins to give a pressed button effect.

CSS Code for the button

.round_shadow_button {
font: 14px/2.3em trebuchet,arial;
color: #aaa;
text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
text-align: center;
text-decoration: none;
display: block;
padding: 0 5px;
margin: 3px auto 5px;
background: #fff url(btn.png) repeat-x bottom;
border: 1px solid #ddd;
-moz-border-radius: 6px;
-webkit-border-radius: 6px;
-o-border-radius: 6px;
-ms-border-radius: 6px;
border-radius: 6px;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #ccc;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #ccc;
-o-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #ccc;
-ms-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #ccc;
box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #ccc;

CSS code for the hover

.round_shadow_button:hover {
margin: 5px auto 3px;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 1px #eee;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 1px #eee;
-o-box-shadow: 0 0 1px #eee;
-ms-box-shadow: 0 0 1px #eee;
box-shadow: 0 0 1px #eee;


To add the style to a link, simply add the class to your link

<a class="round_shadow_button" href="#">Click on Me</a>

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