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5. Ext Themed Buttons, Popups, Calendars, and Reports

Chapter 5. Ext Themed Buttons, Popups, Calendars, and Reports

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself "What's the difference between a link and button"?

You press a button when you want something to happen, just as in everyday life. You press a button to switch on a light, change channels on TV, or start your computer, washing machine, car, and so on. The BRB, or big red button, is often featured in movies with the person in charge sweating over the decision of triggering a self-destructive process. "Whatever you do, do not press the big red button." When you press a button, there are consequences!

On the other hand, the main purpose of a link is to navigate to another location, not really affecting anything and no real consequences. In other words, the humble button on your web application is a really important component and needs to be given serious design consideration.


  

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