Web designing is indeed a dynamic, evolving, exciting and trendy domain which needs to be in tune and live harmony with major changes in search algorithms to stay alive and useful to the burgeoning web user community. This being the case, one of the major current rages that has hit web designing on the belt has been the increasing use of ghost buttons in websites.
What on earth are ghost buttons?
Well, to cut a long story short and lively, these are indeed attractive links that are designed to remain occult and yet, paradoxically, are very much part of the holistic website. To be candid, ghost buttons are the “in” things in today’s web design portfolios, something which cannot be ignored by savvy web designers for major utility value and overall web attractiveness.
The main purpose that these added features serve are in terms of being transparent, textual web links, that are usually found in Home Pages and Landing Pages of websites and offer wealth of navigability and design elements. In real terms they seem very innocuous, consisting mainly of text with a fine border encompassing the virtual text. Perhaps one of the most interesting features of ghost buttons are that, very much like denizens of phantom world, they are formless, shapeless and devoid of any dimensional values, hovering around the background, and which perhaps is why it has earned this nomenclature to the exclusion of all other names.
As and when properly created, these ghost buttons are, ironically, very conspicuous and easy to track down. In most cases, they are used as stand-alone buttons when entering websites, or to help view the entire navigational menu, and are very useful and functional, despite spate of ongoing debate surrounding them
Modes of Ghost Buttons:
Indeed, with websites becoming more colorful and use full-images, ghost buttons have more reasons to rejoice, since it not only offers more clutter-free and compact presentations, but also encourages the use of more buttons, bars and other links. Essentially, cutting back on elements offers much more cleaner, precise and compact websites, that offers more attractive presentation and aesthetic, clean viewing. Being centrally located also offers better visibility and access. Even basic function of navigability is rendered easy and convenient, since most users are aware that these words on the page are indeed links that could be easily used.
Other Clinching Features for Ghost Buttons:
Use of ghost buttons offers hordes of attractive features coupled with functional utility value- perhaps the best of both worlds – beauty and brains. Indeed just a bit of juxtaposition of position, change of font, or weight could virtually change the appearance of the website, making to look more desirable, attractive and user-friendly, features that are best supported by ghost buttons.
Provides Lovable Feathers on the Website Caps:
Indeed website looks have never found better after the placement of ghost buttons and they do serve to put more lovable feathers on the website caps, so to speak. Indeed they could also outdo conventional methods of website creations through menu or sidebars, by inculcating deployment of innovative, ingenuous ,solid and imagery backgrounds with ghost buttons thrown in for good measure. Post, use of ghost buttons, websites could never have it better in terms of visual effects and aesthetic appeal, combined with functional values of high order.