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Posted on 2013-10-28
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I have a login button that is two png files. I want Login1.png to be shown as standard, but when one press it, it should flip to  Login2.png, and thow do one handle that? Javascript?

Also, I want the text "Login" on top of the button.
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Question by:mdoland
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by:Pierre Cornelius
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Yes, Javascript is one way you could do it. e.g.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
	<style>
		.btnLogin1 {background-image:url('image1.png');font-size:"16px";}
		.btnLogin2 {background-image:url('image2.png');font-size:"16px";}
	</style>
	<script type="text/javascript">
		function login(btn) {
			btn.className="btnLogin2";
			
		}
	</script>
</head> 
	<p>
		Example of button with background changing once clicked<br>
		<input type="button" id="btnLogin" class="btnLogin1" value="Login" onclick="login(this)">
	</p>

<body>
    
</body>
</html>

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by:Alexandre Simões
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I'll do it with colors you just need to change it to background-image.
<input id="btn" type="button" class="myButton" value="Click me!" />

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.myButton{
    background-color: #f00;
}

.myButton:active{
    background-color: #0f0;    
}

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Basically the idea is to use the :active pseudo selector to style your button when it's down.
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Pierre Cornelius earned 350 total points
ID: 39607964
Alex and I have 2 different approaches. The question here is what do you need?

Do you want to show image 2
1) while the button is being pressed and revert to image1 when it is no longer pressed?
2) do you want to change to image2 after the button has been pressed and stay as image2 after it has been pressed

if (1), then the active css pseudo is the way to go. My example would then change as follows:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
	<style>
		.btnLogin {background-image:url('image1.png');}
		.btnLogin:active {background-image:url('image2.png');}
	</style>
</head> 
	<p>
		Example of button with background changing once clicked<br>
		<input type="button" id="btnLogin" class="btnLogin" value="Login">
	</p>

<body>
    
</body>
</html>

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by:mdoland
ID: 39608192
Ok, it is the going back version I'm looking for. My problem is that the button is very wide. It's all over the screen.
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by:mdoland
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Also, a pressed button should also create a submit.
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by:Pierre Cornelius
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if you want a submit instead of just plain button use:
<input type="submit" id="btnLogin" class="btnLogin" value="Login">
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by:mdoland
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The submit works, but the look of the button is strange. First of all, it goes from the left to the right side of the browser and looks like it multiple-produces the button.

Also, the color does not work. Could it be that I should use some z-parameter on it? I think there already is a background on the page and maybe that is the one that messes this up.
button-pressed.jpg
login-page.png
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by:Alexandre Simões
Alexandre Simões earned 150 total points
ID: 39613930
Do you have a width:100% set on the button?
Is that really a button? That looks more like the behavior of a div.

Can you give me the html of that login area?

And make sure you're only using the css classes like I told you above.
No javascript is necessary to accomplish what you need.
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by:Gary
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Why don't you just post your code andcss instead of making everyone play a guessing game.
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