I’ve been as guilty as the next person for using tags as buttons in the past and it’s something that from today onwards, won’t happen again.
<a> tag is however much easier to style than a
<button>, which makes the wide usage of them as buttons understandable.
You might wonder why this sudden realisation has occurred now. It should have occurred a long time ago, but today I logged into Nest, the workplace pension provider’s “My Account” area.
This tweet followed shortly after:
Hey @nestpensions. I'd really like it if I didn't have to open IE in a virtual machine to read my messages in your system. Piss poor.
@hankchizljaw - 22/04/2016
I couldn’t navigate around the application using Google Chrome on Mac OS X. Seemingly every
From this day forward, I will not use an
You have my word.
Update: This still annoys me two years later so I made 'Button Pal' to give folks some easy to copy-and-paste styles.