Snippet. HTML. CSS3 Glossy Button

This snippet shows a way to create a glossy button using only nothing else but CSS3 features. No JavaScript is used in this example.

<style>
.css3-button {
	position:relative;
	display:inline-block;
	width:8em;
	padding:0.25em 0.5em 0.3em 0.5em;
	text-align:center;
	cursor:pointer;
	border:2px solid #999;
	background-color:#666;
	background-color:rgba(128,128,128,0.75);
	-moz-border-radius:16px;
	-webkit-border-radius:16px;
	-opera-border-radius:16px;
	-khtml-border-radius:16px;
	border-radius:16px;
	font-size:1.5em;
	color:#fff;
	font-weight:bold;
	text-shadow:1px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
	background-image:-webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 90%, from(rgba(64,64,64,0.75)), to(rgba(192,192,192,0.9)));
	background-image:-moz-linear-gradient(top,bottom,from(rgba(64,64,64,0.75)), to(rgba(192,192,192,0.9)));
	-khtml-box-shadow:rgba(192,192,192,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
	-moz-box-shadow:rgba(192,192,192,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
	box-shadow:rgba(192,192,192,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
}
.css3-button span {
    position:absolute;
	display:block;
	width:94%;
	left:3.5%;
	top:0px;
	height:50%;
	-webkit-border-radius:8px;
	-moz-border-radius:8px;
	background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0.25);
	background-image:-webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(rgba(255,255,255,0.75)), to(rgba(255,255,255,0)));
	background-image:-moz-linear-gradient(top,bottom,from(rgba(255,255,255,0.75)), to(rgba(255,255,255,0)));
}
#shiny-blue {
   border-color:#6699cc;
   background-color:rgba(64,128,192,0.75);
   background-image:-webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 90%, from(rgba(16,96,192,0.75)), to(rgba(96,192,255,0.9)));
   background-image:-moz-linear-gradient(top,bottom,from(rgba(16,96,192,0.75)), to(rgba(96,192,255,0.9)));
   -khtml-box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
   -moz-box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
   box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
}
#shiny-blue:hover {
   border-color:#003575;
   background-color:rgba(0,97,216,0.75);
   background-image:-webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 90%, from(rgba(0,97,216,0.75)), to(rgba(0,53,117,0.9)));
   background-image:-moz-linear-gradient(top,bottom,from(rgba(0,97,216,0.75)), to(rgba(0,53,117,0.9)));
   -khtml-box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;   -moz-box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
   box-shadow:rgba(128,192,255,0.75) 0px 8px 24px;
   margin: 0 5px 0 5px;
} 
</style>

<button class="css3-button">MyGlossy</button>

Result:


Updated on: 01 Dec 2021