Facebook, Twitter, google+, Pinterest … just the mention of these well-known social media networks undoubtedly brings to your mind their social media buttons – the icons, design, colours and fonts that have made a household brand of these names.
These social media buttons are to be found nearly always on the sidebar or in the top right hand corner of blogs, websites, both personal and corporate. Having these social media buttons appear on your website adds a sense of completion and a degree of professionalism to the look of your site and is a definite boost to traffic numbers.
Social media buttons link the user to a vast network of social media communities, and have become so integrated into our everyday life that they recognisable at a single glance. The sleek and simple f of facebook, the chirpy bird of Twitter, the elegant g and + of google plus and the tack-like P of Pinterest are some of the most well-known.
There are a multitude of social media buttons you would recognise, however. The S of Skype, the square camera of Instagram and the open box of Dropbox, to name a few. Their power is in their simplicity, the trademark of truly talented design.