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It is proposed that users no longer add button links to the site as found on the 15 Dec 2009 revision of Community Center. The addition of the buttons in this revision was intended to make the page more friendly to newbies by making the links graphical -- by making them "pop" a little. Unfortunately, using graphical buttons with text on them also makes it hard for other editors to add buttons (links) to the page because in order to add them, one has to be able to match the fonts, curved button corners, and colors of the buttons. It makes the page harder to edit and improve.  
 
It is proposed that users no longer add button links to the site as found on the 15 Dec 2009 revision of Community Center. The addition of the buttons in this revision was intended to make the page more friendly to newbies by making the links graphical -- by making them "pop" a little. Unfortunately, using graphical buttons with text on them also makes it hard for other editors to add buttons (links) to the page because in order to add them, one has to be able to match the fonts, curved button corners, and colors of the buttons. It makes the page harder to edit and improve.  
  
One alternative is to use image maps as is done now with Featured Articles on the [[Main Page|home page]].[[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 16:26, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
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One alternative is to use image maps as is done now with Featured Articles on the [[Main Page|home page]].[[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 16:26, 23 February 2010 (UTC)  
:Thank you VERY much for the clarification, Michael. I finally feel someone has clarified the issue and I completely understand. The issue is NOT buttons, but rather buttons with text graphically embedded in them. A button is technically as an image map with only one clickable area and that is where the confusion comes from. [[User:Thomas_Lerman|Thomas_Lerman]] 16:38, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
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:Thank you VERY much for the clarification, Michael. I finally feel someone has clarified the issue and I completely understand. The issue is NOT buttons, but rather buttons with text graphically embedded in them. A button is technically as an image map with only one clickable area and that is where the confusion comes from. [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas_Lerman]] 16:38, 23 February 2010 (UTC) P.S. A lengthy, but not as clear, discussion is in a [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=1850 thread] in the forums.

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Why kill graphical, text-based buttons?

It is proposed that users no longer add button links to the site as found on the 15 Dec 2009 revision of Community Center. The addition of the buttons in this revision was intended to make the page more friendly to newbies by making the links graphical -- by making them "pop" a little. Unfortunately, using graphical buttons with text on them also makes it hard for other editors to add buttons (links) to the page because in order to add them, one has to be able to match the fonts, curved button corners, and colors of the buttons. It makes the page harder to edit and improve.

One alternative is to use image maps as is done now with Featured Articles on the home page.RitcheyMT 16:26, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you VERY much for the clarification, Michael. I finally feel someone has clarified the issue and I completely understand. The issue is NOT buttons, but rather buttons with text graphically embedded in them. A button is technically as an image map with only one clickable area and that is where the confusion comes from. Thomas_Lerman 16:38, 23 February 2010 (UTC) P.S. A lengthy, but not as clear, discussion is in a thread in the forums.