I've noticed a seemingly endless number of "Web 2.0 Shiny Button" tutorials lately. Most of them involving Photoshop. Looking at a couple, it all seems to be about gradients and transparency - something that Inkscape is good at.
I figured I'd take the opportunity to practice my Inkscape chops and play around a bit. So here are some variations on a theme. If you're sick of Web 2.0 with it's shiny, chunky buttons, then take this as your final dose. :)
For anybody interested in playing around with these, you can download the inkscape svg file right here: buttons-fun.svg
First, your typical fat shiny button. Literally 20-30 seconds work in Inkscape.
Next a shiny black and red power button. BTW exactly when did this symbol become synonymous with the power switch anyway?
An over the top version of a vertical scroll control. Either that or a power window switch in your car. This ain't getting any better is it..
Started as a lozenge. Then went for a control button. Ended up with a shiny, buttonless Kensington Trackball.
Is it a remote, or a phone? Not sure. Take away all the buttons and you've got the start of a perfectly good shampoo bottle. Spent about a half-hour on this one. Probably 15 minutes too much. ;)