Image button with HTML5


In the following article, we are going to learn about image buttons with HTML5. In this task we are making the image to act as a button, When the user clicks the button, the form is sent to the server. Let's look into it.

What is image button

Image buttons are created by placing <img> tag inside the <button> tag creates a clickable HTML button with an image embedded in it.

<img> tag

By using the <img> tag we can include an image on a HTML page. Images are not actually embedded in the webpages; instead, they are connected to them via predetermined paths. The tag consists of two required attributes namely src and alt.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for <img> tag

<img src=”..” alt=”..”>

<button> tag

A clickable button is defined by the <button> tag. You can insert text (as well as tags like <i>, <b>, <strong>, <br> and <img> etc.) inside a <button> element. With a button made with the <input> element, that is not feasible!

Let’s look into the examples for understanding of image button with HTML5.

Example 1

In the following example we are creating simple image button.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
   <p>Click On The Image</p>
   <button onclick="JavaScript:alert('DONT HUNT ANIMALS')">
   <img width="60" height="40" src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/coffeescript/images/coffeescript.jpg" alt="animal">
   <br>LOVE ANIMALS</button>
</body>
</html>

When the script gets executed, it will generate an output displaying the image button with text on it along with a prompt on the webpage.

When the user clicks the image button, the event gets triggered and displays an alert "Don’t hunt animals".

Example 2

In the following example we are creating an image button using <input type=” image”>.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body style="text-align: center">
   <h2>creating an image Button with HTML5?</h2>
   <form>
      USERNAME:
      <input type="name" /><br><br>
      PASSWORD:
      <input type="password" /><br><br>
      <input type="image" src=
      "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/images/logo.png"
      height="80px" width="110px"
      alt="submit" />
   </form>
</body>
</html>

When the script gets executed, it will generate an output displaying the input field for username and password along with an image button on the webpage. When the user clicks the image button, the form gets submitted to the server.

Example 3

In the following example we are using placeholder along with an image button with <input type=” image”.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
   <style>
      input[type='image'] {
         width: 80px;
      }
   </style>
</head>
<body style="text-align: center">
   <p>SIGN IN </p>
   <div>
      <input type="email"
      placeholder="Enter your email Address" />
      <br><br>
   </div>
   <input type="image" id="image" alt="Login"
   src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/images/logo.png">
</body>
</html>

On running the above script, the output window will pop up, displaying the sign in provided with a placeholder for entering email along with an image button on the webpage.

Example 4

In the following we are creating a image button but inserting <img> tag inside the <button> tag.

<button type = "submit" name = "learn" value = "myimage">
   <p>Tutorials for all</p>
   <img src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/latest/inter-process-communication.png " />
</button>

On running the above script,it will generate an output displaying the image button consisting of text inside it on the webpage.

Updated on: 16-Dec-2022

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