How to Code a Button as a Link in HTML
Upgrade your portfolio with buttons.
In this article you will learn how to create a button for your website that will link to another site. You will also learn how to style the button so you can make it fit with your design using CSS.
One of the easiest ways to make HTML button links is to create an HTML <form> which will generate a button.
Stopping there would give you a button that could be used on your portfolio, blog, or any other website. The next step is to design a button that fits int with the look of the rest of your site using CSS code. There are two ways you can do this.
The first way is to put the styling into the HTML code. This is inline styling. By adjusting the colors, fonts, sizes, etc. you can customize the button.
The second is way to style your button is to use an external style sheet. To use this you will have to start by creating new document and saving it as “.css”.
Next, put the following code into the <head> of your HTML.
To link your button to your style sheet you will need to insert class=”MyButton” into your HTML as shown below.
You will then put the following code into you style sheet. You can adjust the color, size, font, etc. so that it fits in to your vision.
In the CSS there is also a way to make the button appear different when it is hovered over. To do this the following code is put in the CSS style sheet.