A Nice Call to Action Button

We are replacing our large image buttons with markup. Yay! I think what our designer came up with is quite nice, and easy to build with CSS3, so I’m sharing it.

Sample Button

Here is the CSS:

.button2012 {
   border: 1px solid #c95d00;
   background: #fa962f;
   background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#fa962f), to(#ee7106));
   background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #fa962f, #ee7106);
   background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #fa962f, #ee7106);
   background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #fa962f, #ee7106);
   background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #fa962f, #ee7106);
   padding: 5px 20px;
   -webkit-border-radius: 6px;
   -moz-border-radius: 6px;
   border-radius: 6px;
   text-shadow: rgba(20,20,20,.6) 0 1px 0;
   color: white;
   font-size: 18pt;
   font-weight: bold;
   text-decoration: none;
   vertical-align: middle;
   cursor: pointer;
.button2012:hover, .button2012:active {
   background: #ee7106;

You can make the button and the hover any color you want, of course, although A/B tests have shown that red buttons convert better.