Button depress effect on click

I'm not sure if this is CSS or javscript but what would the code look like that causes an image button to depress when it is clicked?

What are the thoughts on using a CSS hover effect?  This adds feedback to let the user know they are over a particular button.  I'm not sure if it is overkill.  Can be nice when buttons are grouped together but if you have a submit button sitting out by itself, is the hover effect necessary?
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ZylochConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I think a good example of what you want is http://builder.com.com/5100-6371-5323375.html
flipzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you have two CSS style; one for default and one for mouseover then you can use code such as this to implement the effect:

<input type="button" class="defaultButton" value="My Button" onMouseOver="this.className='mouseOverButton';" onMouseOut="this.className='defaultButton';">

Hover overs are not necessary but they can add a real nice touch to web pages depending on the styles you define.

You can also have a third style for an onclick and add this event handler to the button:
I have a site where the button design looks like a round rubber push button (blue).  Then when you mouse over I swap it for a (blue) button that looks like it is depressed.  Also show a red depressed button for the active page.

It is a nice way to give visual feedback to your visitors...

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rucky544Connect With a Mentor Commented:
i would use pure CSS.

for the hover use a:hover and for the press use a:active

I don't see any reason not to use a hover, they are simple to apply and you dont have to have a big change to let people know that it is deffinatally a button.
<$.02>a:hover also *does not* consume an inline event</$.02>
brettrAuthor Commented:
Do you guys have online examples that I can see code?  Thanks.
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