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please go to http://pickyourquote.com/

halfway down the page there is a "Create Account" button which is created using the following:
<div class="clearfix button-link"><a href="http://pickyourquote.com/signup" class="big-button"><span>Create Account</span></a></div>

now this looks fine on all browsers.

When you go to http://pickyourquote.com/jobs/new however, there is a button link down the bottom which does not look right in Firefox or Safari, the font looks a bit weird compared to the "Create Account" button and also there is a weird white spacing.
Code for the button is: <div class="clearfix button-link"><button class="big-button" type="submit"><span>Continue</span></button>

CSS code is attached

How do I get the <button> to look exactly the same as the <a>?
a.big-button, button.big-button {
background-position: right -30px;
color:#FFF;
float:left;
font-size:14px;
height:34px;
font-weight:700;
margin-right:6px;
padding:0 13px 0 0;
text-decoration:none;
}

a.big-button span, button.big-button span {
float:left;
background-position: left -30px;
line-height:14px;
padding:10px 0 10px 13px;
}

button.big-button, button.big-button span  {
border: 0;
cursor: pointer;
float: right;
}

a.big-button:hover, button.big-button:hover{
background-position: right -64px;
}

a.big-button:hover span, button.big-button:hover span {
background-position: left -64px;
}

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by:coldfusionwebdev
ID: 33471051
Change the html to this:
<button type="submit" class="big-button" style="padding:0 8px 0 0;"><span style="margin-top:-3px;">Continue</span></button>
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by:hubfub
ID: 33471072
that worked, but not it's not aligned properly anymore in Chrome or IE

Also, this hasnt addressed the fact that the font still looks really weird compared to the <a> tag

Is there some sort of default formatting that the <button> tag has that I have to get rid of with css?
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by:coldfusionwebdev
ID: 33471673
How about change the html to this:
<a href="#" class="big-button" type="submit"><span id="continueButton">Continue</span></a>

And, add this javascript at the top of the html file to use jQuery to submit the form when this "button/link" is clicked like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

 $(document).ready(function() {
    $('#continueButton').click(function() {
       $('#new_job').submit();
    });
});        
</script>

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by:hubfub
ID: 33471832
I would prefer to just use a button tag if possible - is there to no way to change the formatting of the <button> itself?
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by:jhp333
ID: 33472377
Try adding "font-family:Arial;"

a.big-button, button.big-button {
font-family:Arial;
...
...
}
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by:hubfub
ID: 33472419
ok that has 50% fixed it

now the font looks right but the spacing is still weird only on firefox and safari.. works fine in chrome and IE... what the?
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Expert Comment

by:Morrisproject
ID: 33472973
Looks fine in FF to me now
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Author Comment

by:hubfub
ID: 33474035
What? no on  http://pickyourquote.com/jobs/new

there is still a gap in the <button> tag
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Expert Comment

by:Morrisproject
ID: 33476053
right.

under this section:
a.big-button, button.big-button
change the background-position to: right -28px
change height to: 36px
change padding to: 0 10px 0 0;

done, viola
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Expert Comment

by:Morrisproject
ID: 33476065
or copy this ::

a.big-button, button.big-button {
background-position:right -28px;
color:#FFFFFF;
float:left;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
font-size:14px;
font-weight:700;
height:36px;
line-height:14px;
margin-right:6px;
padding:0 10px 0 0;
text-decoration:none;
}
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by:hubfub
ID: 33480872
Thanks, I have made the changes and it looks fine in FF

BUT not it does not work correctly in Chrome or IE

Do I need to to have a seperate CSS file for Chrome and IE to change the spacings?

why are the browsers treating this so differently?
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jhp333 earned 750 total points
ID: 33481834
When you push a button on a web browser, you see some effect that represents the button is being pushed. Each browser's effect is slightly different from each other. That's why they handle the background image (of the span) differently.
The method you used in your web page to show graphical button is not standard. It show left part of the button image with <span> and right part with <button> or <a>, so that the same image can be used for various width of buttons.
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by:hubfub
ID: 33482162
is there a way to fix this with css?
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Expert Comment

by:jhp333
ID: 33482179
"Do I need to to have a separate CSS file for Chrome and IE to change the spacings?"
Yes. I think so.
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Author Comment

by:hubfub
ID: 33482197
How do i create a statement for a special CSS file for chrome? I know how to do it for IE
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by:coldfusionwebdev
coldfusionwebdev earned 750 total points
ID: 33482261
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Author Closing Comment

by:hubfub
ID: 33491168
not solved completely
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by:Morrisproject
ID: 33497167
Did I not solve this?
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