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A noteworthy and perhaps one of the biggest trends of 2014 has been the Ghost Buttons (they are the transparent and clickable elements in a UI that are this big simple buttons). You’ll see these buttons on splash pages featuring those big epic images… and if you hadn’t noticed they are taking the UI design world by storm.

So the basic elements of a ghost button are: they are basic, flat shaped and often geometric – a square, rectangle, or circle.  Importantly they have no fill and feature just a a simple stroked outline. They are  transparent, (or perhaps have a faint opacity)  asides from the outline and text – and that’s where the term  ghost is derived from.

They are popping up all over the web and seem to be popular in creative and cultural sectors like fashion, photography and interior design.

These buttons suit a minimal theme and layout, often featuring large format images. They tend to be somewhat larger than traditional clickable buttons on websites and are often situated in the center of the screen.

 

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