New York Standup 10/3/2008
- Our site has a number of buttons which are: (a) really links which look like buttons instead of links, (b) ajaxy actions, which typically cause an edit box to appear, or (c) form submissions. This item is especially about (a) and perhaps (b). Right now we have what is a glorified styled a tag, as described here. We’ve been having trouble getting that to work right (in particular, the height seems off by one pixel in mysterious circumstances). Probably the easiest solution is the rails button_to helper, which makes a form with one button in it (and method=get). This loses some desirable behaviors of the a tag (such as being able to control click or menu-click to open in a new tab), but certainly solves the rendering hassles.