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Pattern Group K. Making Navigation Easy > Graphical Action Buttons

Graphical Action Buttons

Graphical action buttons are made from images, but they are modified to look like they can be pressed. A common problem with many great-looking Web pages is that it is not clear to customers what can be clicked on. They end up moving the mouse all over the page trying to figure out what to click on next. By adding slight lighting touches around the border of an image, you can make the image look like it is raised, providing a visual cue that customers can click on it (see Figure K4.2).

Figure K4.2. These two images illustrate the difference between flat images (left) and graphical action buttons (right). Graphical action buttons are tailored to look like real buttons, making them appear as if they could be physically pressed.



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