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Buttons are links that point to other pages or documents just like a basic paragraph link, but they should only be used in certain circumstances. Use buttons for pointing to things like:

  • An application (such as “apply for this job”).
  • An actionable item (such as “get started” with a series of steps on a different page).
  • Things of high importance that need additional visual interest (such as “sign up for a tour”).
  • Submitting a form.

There shouldn’t be more than one or two buttons on any given page. If you’re unsure whether to use a button or not, assume you don’t need a button.

We have a few different button types available for use, including basic buttons, buttons in forms, callout action buttons, and enroll buttons.

Basic buttons

Basic buttons are turquoise and have an arrow indicating that you’re going somewhere else.

Basic button development info
  • Stylesheet location: /source-v6/styles/base/_typography.scss
  • <a class="button">Button text <i class="fas fa-angle-right"></i></a>
Basic button example

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Callout action buttons

See information about callout action buttons on the callout extras page.

Enroll buttons

Enroll buttons should only be used to point students toward the steps for new students and applying to PCC. They are green instead of turquoise (to help reiterate the “get started” feeling) and have a large arrow instead of the small angle arrow used in other buttons.

Enroll buttons fill up 100% of the width of the space, instead of trimming to the width of the content inside of them like basic buttons. You can put them in callouts or directly on the page.

Enroll button development info
  • Stylesheet location: /source-v6/styles/base/_typography.scss
  • <a class="button enroll-button">Button text <i class="fas fa-arrow-right"></i></a>
Enroll button example

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