Get ready for the greatest software in the history of button making!
There is a saying, and it's meaning is pretty self-explanatory: Go big or go home.
To us, it means that if you are going to do something you should commit to doing it to the absolute best of your ability. If you are going to create something, spare no expense of money or effort to make it as great as it can be. And if you're just going to do something half or even 90% as well as you can do it, why even do it at all? This was the philosophy that drove the creation, development, and now the unveiling of the Build-a-Button Online Design CenterTM.
You have probably seen other applications similar to this while galavanting about on the Internet. There are a few of them out there. There are even options for free button maker software
. But we can promise you that no other button creation web app is as robust or versatile as ours is. Otherwise we wouldn't bother releasing ours. Go big or go home..remember? So what makes the Build-a-Button Online Design CenterTM
so special? Why do we feel 100% confident in proclaiming it the "greatest web application in the history of button making?" Here are some of the features we are most excited about: Speed
The application takes a few seconds to load and then moves with real-time quickness from there. Text in a circle
Anyone who has designed buttons with text understands how tricky it can be to properly format text in a circle. The Build-a-Button Online Design Center makes this easy! Images
We give you the ability to upload multiple images up to 5MB in size. Then, via the design center, you can resize, move left, right, up and down, and rotate it 360 degrees in one degree increments. Templates
You don't need to bring anything with you to this party; we've got templates already made and loaded for you! And included in the templates is one that assists in making political buttons. Go get those votes! Button Sizes
There are over 20 possible button sizes that you can choose from, including various shapes. Here is the breakdown of what sizes and shapes are available:
- Round: 7/8, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2.25, 3, 3.5, 6, BAM 2.25 and BAM 3*
- Square: 1 x 1, 1.5 x 1.5, 2 x 2, 2.5 x 2.5, and 3 x 3
- Rectangle: 1.75 x 2.75, 1.5 x 4.5, 2 x 3, and 2.5 x 3.5
- Oval: 1.75x2.75
(Note: all sizes listed in inches.) * - Yes! We offer BAM 2.25" and 3" templates so customers with Badge-a-Minit machines can use our software! Layers
You have the ability to overlay images and text and then move them forward or backwards in the layer structure. This gives you the opportunity to produce a much richer, diverse, layered design. You might think you'd need to go to Photoshop to do this, but we've got you covered! Colors
You have granular control of the background color, the text color, and the outline color of the text. Shapes
You can add interesting design elements to your button with the Build-a-Button Design Center shapes tool. You can add hearts, stars, squares, rectangles, ovals, arrows, and straight lines. You can also change the size, thickness, color of line, and fill color. Format Options
You can save your artwork as jpg or pdf file formats. You can select how many images you save per page (1- 24, depending on the button size) to save on ink and toner. Or you can fill up an entire page for larger productions. Paint Tool
You can draw freehand right on the button! Color Picker
You have the ability to select a specific color and display the color's hexidecimal or RGB value. For these options and so much more, the Build-a-Button Online Design CenterTM
, created for you by American Button Machines, is the best web application in the history of button making. And if you don't believe us now, just wait until you use it! You'll most certainly believe us then. So what are you waiting for...go to http://build-a-button.com
and try it out! Button making will never be the same...
Finally, please understand that the initial release will be a Beta launch, as we want to give you the opportunity to test the Build-a-Button Online Design CenterTM out so you can a) help us uncover any bugs and b) tell us what features you'd like added to it. Obviously your use will be free of charge during the Beta period as we perfect the product.
Brighid Brown - Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM