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Note: this site isn't published so hopefully you can help without access to the page itself (I'm not the site owner). If not I may be able to get the owner to move it to password protected. 

 

I'm trying to create a button style like this (Figma screenshot): 

image.png.aa965feb7712e8e9ff4d22de41e087af.png

I found some CSS that should do exactly what I want (https://codepen.io/joebocock/pen/ZEWoMPb) but when I put in this code, it refuses to layer the boxes in the right order. The cream box is always on top (actual site screenshot):

 image.png.161395b3841178d9a27098f34288694d.png

I added z-index: 99 to the first button, which isn't in the example code. Without that, Squarespace treated the ::after as :onhover (cream box only appears when you hover).

Otherwise the CSS works great (colors, etc). It's just the layer order.

Here is the current CSS:

#page-section-62609597342c653695d5b87c .sqs-block-button-element {
  outline: 0;
  position: relative;
  background-color: #BF6939;
  z-index: 99;
}

#page-section-62609597342c653695d5b87c .sqs-block-button-element::after {
  content: "";
  background-color: #FAF7F3;
  border: 1px solid #BF6939;
  width: 100%;
  z-index: -1;
  position: absolute;
  height: 100%;
  top: 7px;
  left: 7px;
}

 

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40 minutes ago, KaijuCorgi said:

Note: this site isn't published so hopefully you can help without access to the page itself (I'm not the site owner). If not I may be able to get the owner to move it to password protected. 

 

I'm trying to create a button style like this (Figma screenshot): 

image.png.aa965feb7712e8e9ff4d22de41e087af.png

I found some CSS that should do exactly what I want (https://codepen.io/joebocock/pen/ZEWoMPb) but when I put in this code, it refuses to layer the boxes in the right order. The cream box is always on top (actual site screenshot):

 image.png.161395b3841178d9a27098f34288694d.png

I added z-index: 99 to the first button, which isn't in the example code. Without that, Squarespace treated the ::after as :onhover (cream box only appears when you hover).

Otherwise the CSS works great (colors, etc). It's just the layer order.

Here is the current CSS:

#page-section-62609597342c653695d5b87c .sqs-block-button-element {
  outline: 0;
  position: relative;
  background-color: #BF6939;
  z-index: 99;
}

#page-section-62609597342c653695d5b87c .sqs-block-button-element::after {
  content: "";
  background-color: #FAF7F3;
  border: 1px solid #BF6939;
  width: 100%;
  z-index: -1;
  position: absolute;
  height: 100%;
  top: 7px;
  left: 7px;
}

 

It could be better if you can share the protected password so we can take a look

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The site is still in trial mode so we can't publish, even privately 😕  I'll try to mock it up on another site I have access to and see if I can replicate the issue. 

Edit: @bangank36I've added a page on another site and tried to replicate it exactly. The section type, content, and CSS is the same and the button behavior is the same. 

https://pineapple-sapphire-khkb.squarespace.com/sandbox (no password)

Edited by KaijuCorgi
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If the site is trial, you can setup password & share url. 2 sites, will have different id, class names, so if the code works on second site, it won't work on first site.

 

Email me if you have need any help (free, of course.). Answer within 24 hours. 
Or send to forum message

How to: Setup Password & Share url Insert Custom CSS - Page Header - Upload Custom Font - Upload File - Find Block ID - Contact Customer Care

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