Pattern #59: Inverted Or Consistent Button Styles
Pattern Author: Nicholas Evans - Director of UX @ Reverb
Consistent Button Styles Consistency
The pattern suggests to use consistent button styles instead of mixed or inverted styles. A consistent button style looks the same across a complete page. Alternatively, a mixed use button style breaks away from this convention. For example, the A version on the left has inverted colors bringing more attention to the background itself than the button.
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REPEATABILITY - this is a measure of how often a given pattern has generated a positive or negative effect. The higher this number, the more likely the pattern will continue to repeat.
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