Part of our series showcasing non-web buttons for inspiration.
Now this is a button. Check out how beefy it looks. It's red made of metal and even says "Press Hard" on it. I don't have any idea what it does but this is a serious button. Online can we create buttons of different importance without just using size or colour? Also, it made me realise most buttons online have the text actually on the button. But in the real world this isn't always the case.
A lot of thought has gone into this simple button. It's textured to help when you press it. But the thing I notice about it is that the rings feel so similar to your own finger tips. I wonder whether on a subconscious level it just feels a bit more human than a smooth button. Maybe you connect with it just a tiny little bit more?
This film SLR (Nikon EM) feels fantastic to hold. It has buttons that are tactile, clunky and solid. On the whole you wouldn't describe using a website in the same way. But is there a way to make a site feel more like this? Plus, the whole camera is only in black and white but looks great. Different textures and shapes but always black and white – which could work great online.