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It's a well-known best practice to use different styles for primary and secondary buttons (solid and outline respectively). This helps to promote the recommended action, and gives the UI a clearer hierarchy. 

It doesn't seem like Squarespace supports a secondary style for buttons. When I go to Site Styles > Buttons and change the style from Solid to Outline... all of the buttons on my site change.

Is there a way to specify solid/outline style for just a specific button? Or does Squarespace not support this basic, fundamental design concept?

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5 hours ago, alexrest said:

It's a well-known best practice to use different styles for primary and secondary buttons (solid and outline respectively). It doesn't seem like Squarespace supports a secondary style for buttons.

As you didn't provide a link to your site I don't know if you're using 7.1 or an older Squarespace 7.0 template. 7.0 has the concept of small, medium and large buttons that you can style independently. You'll find details in the support guide Styling Buttons.

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On 5/19/2022 at 10:34 AM, paul2009 said:

As you didn't provide a link to your site I don't know if you're using 7.1 or an older Squarespace 7.0 template. 7.0 has the concept of small, medium and large buttons that you can style independently. You'll find details in the support guide Styling Buttons.

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From what I can tell, I have 7.1 (see screenshot)

https://paddlefish-tomato-7tmf.squarespace.com/

www.courtgrid.co

I don't have the ability to style Small, Medium, and Large buttons independently (see screenshot)

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Yes, this feature isn’t available on 7.1 yet 🥲. Until then you’ll need to use some Custom CSS. Can you point us towards a button you want to change?

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On 5/24/2022 at 2:53 PM, paul2009 said:

Yes, this feature isn’t available on 7.1 yet 🥲. Until then you’ll need to use some Custom CSS. Can you point us towards a button you want to change?

so your previous statement that "this feature is available in 7.1" was incorrect?

also, i'm not sure what "point us towards" means. I want to change any/all buttons (?)

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1 minute ago, alexrest said:

i'm not sure what [point us towards a button you want to change] means. I want to change any/all buttons (?)

You stated that you wanted to have "primary and secondary buttons" with a solid and outline respectively, so some of them would need to be re-styled to change their default style.

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19 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

You stated that you wanted to have "primary and secondary buttons" with a solid and outline respectively, so some of them would need to be re-styled to change their default style.

I'm not sure why it's relevant which buttons I want to style. I want to style any and all buttons, and (as I said in the original post) it's disappointing that Squarespace doesn't support such a basic, fundamental design principle.

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