I'm implementing an up/down voting system, and I want to find a standard but sleek button with an arrow inside it that you can customize by color, arrow size etc.

  • Do you have photoshop?
    – Hanna
    Mar 20 '11 at 20:13
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    nah, I think I'm going to default to html entities for the arrows for now Mar 20 '11 at 20:15

Are you doing this in html and css? Do you need the shape to adapt dynamically on site? You could use the htmlentities and get these: ← ↑ ⇐ ⇑ You could then change size and color with css font-size and color. http://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/symbols.html

Otherwise I would do as Nikhil Singh suggests. It is far easier and definitely faster to do some arrows yourself.

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    + it makes you feel like a roaring lion when typing by hand: → ↠ ⇒! Mar 20 '11 at 17:04
  • @koiyu ... I still feel the rush
    – leugim
    Mar 20 '11 at 18:43

I face the same issue time and time again. I think it's best to make your own arrows. They're pretty basic shapes that can be constructed easily in InkScape - (which is free), or Illustrator/Corel Draw.

You can then color them to your liking, export 2 png files - one for static and one for mouse over state.

Hope this was of some help.

Peace, Nikhil

  • I may suggest adding some gradients. (That's my usual suggestion for everything. :) I loooooove gradients.) Mar 20 '11 at 4:36

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