Button Variants

The primary button is used for the most important button on the page. Secondary buttons can be used for actions that are less important. Button links can be helpful for buttons that do not need a lot of attention drawn to them. Disabled buttons are used when you don't want the user to click the button.

Reaction Button

The reaction variant accepts any HTML Emoji or it's hexa/decimal ref (see here) as a string within the icon prop. If nothing is passed to the icon prop, the default reaction button will be displayed as seen in the third example. The default reaction button will also be rendered if a Fontawesome icon (not an Emoji) is passed to the icon prop of a reaction variant, but the default "smiley +" icon will be replaced with the named icon.

Reaction buttons also accept two additional (optional) props: count, which accepts a number (i.e., a count of reactions) to be displayed next to the Emoji; and highlight, which is a boolean that if true, displays the 'active' state for the button. Click the first reaction button to see this in action!

Button Full Width

This button is used many times for mobile or other things like cards and sidebars.

Button Links

The link prop accepts a string that is used as an href value and causes the button to act as a link. The default behavior of a link is to open in the current window. You can optionally alter the link behavior by adding the newWindow prop (boolean), which will open the link in a new window, or by calling the target prop, which accepts _self, _blank, _parent, _top, child, or any string, allowing you to specify any link target.

Button Loading

Used when a button will take a little while to load. The spinner lets the user know that the button has worked and it is in the process of loading.

Button Block Content

Used when the user wants to display custom content within a button instead of passing in text or props to the kit itself. In this example the button is using the Pill kit and a <span> element inside the button.

Button Icon Options

Icons can also be added to a button if needed. By default, the icon will be displayed on the left of the text. To display the icon on the right, use the optional prop of iconRight in react or icon_right in rails.

Button Accessibility Options

Button Additional Options (onClick)

Button Size

By default button has the md size style, even if you don't explicitly pass a size prop.

Button Form Attribute

Button Hover

Things to Avoid

Never use more than one primary button on a page at any given time.

UI Samples using Button Kit

Get the full picture. See how this kit is used in our samples.

Available Props