Vintage Buttons


I wanted to create a real mid-twentieth century look for the interface, without resorting to images. The button style is inspired by typewriter keys and glowing elevator buttons. The gold ring is a series of box-shadows. The glowing effect is a combination of background color clipped to transparent text and a text-shadow overlay.

Bundle Size

Fontawesome (I’m a pro user!) is getting too big for its own good. Even with just the media controls the bundle size was almost 2M. With the social network icons I was pushing upwards of 4M. I switched to the material icon font which brought the bundle down to 200k. It includes everything I need... Read the full article