RE: Button vs. Icon

Subject: RE: Button vs. Icon
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 16:48:43 -0500

Coming in on this a bit belatedly, even if buttons and icons are two
separate animals, can't a button HAVE an icon on it to denote its
purpose -- i.e., as opposed to having a word or phrase on it to denote
its purpose?
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: Button vs. Icon

> What if it acts like a button but doesn't look like one? If you use an

> image source for the button ala:
> <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE" SRC="../images/yes.jpg" NAME="button1"
> VALUE="Yes">
> Is it still a button?

No, and it's not an icon either.

> And this problem is only compounded by the increase in CSS wranglings
> that affect the way everything looks on the page.

No, it's not. ;-)

If it's a button, it's a button. If it's an icon, it's an icon. If it's
something else, then it's something else.

A poster of a painting isn't a painting. A painting of a car gets 0mpg.
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