How to replicate this button in CSS

Tags: html,css

Problem :

enter image description here

I am trying to create a CSS theme switcher button like below. The top image shows what I have so far and the bottom image shows what I am trying to create.

I am not the best at this stuff I am more of a back-end coder. I could really use some help.

I have a live demo of the code here

Just looking at what I have and the goal image, some differences.

  • I need to add a gradient
  • The border is not right on mine
  • Radius is a little off
  • Possibly some other stuff?

Also here is the can be changed anyway to improve this, the naming and stuff could be improved I am sure but I can use any help I can get.


<div class="switch-wrapper">
    <div class="switcher left selected">
        <span id="left">....</span>
    <div class="switcher right">
        <span id="right">....</span>


/* begin button styles */


.switcher {
    display: inline-block;
    max-width: 100%;
    box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.3);

#left, #right{  
    font: 0/0 a;

    background-image: url(;
    background-position: 0px 0px;
    background-image: url(;
    background-position: -0px -19px;

.left, .right{
    width: 30px; height: 25px;
    border: 1px solid #3C5D7E;

    border-radius: 6px 0px 0px 6px;
    border-radius: 0 6px 6px 0;
    margin: 0 0 0 -6px

.selected {
    background: #27394b;
    box-shadow: -1px 1px 0px rgba(255,255,255,.4),
     inset 0 4px 5px rgba(0,0,0,.6),
      inset 0 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,.6);

Solution :

You could do a combination of border-radius rules for each browser. However, I find this to be way too tedious for small images like that. Do a .png or .jpg sprite, then set the background-position on :hover and :active

For example:

#right { background: url() top right; }
#right:hover { background-position: center right; }
#right:active { background-position: bottom right; }

#left { background: url() top left; }
#left:hover { background-position: center left; }
#left:active { background-position: bottom left; }

Okay, here is some modification done with css.

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