Simple, light, flexible, and good-looking share button. See it in action!
Why Should You Use This?
All major social networks have their own share widgets you can put on your page, but this isn't ideal for a variety of reasons:
- They tend to be slow-loading.
- They generally aren't customizable enough to fit the design of your site.
- Managing each provider's code snippets etc is repetitive and needless. Additionally, they can make your front-end code quite messy.
- The buttons themselves take up a lot of space (especially the Facebook share button).
Let's take a quick look at the alternative, using this little plugin:
- It looks simple and clean by default, and can be customized in any and every way.
- All you have to do to use it is include the script and call
new ShareButtonon a
share-buttonelement. That's two lines of code total, the script link and the share call.
- It's tiny and compact, expanding only when the user actually wants to share something.
- Download the latest script & stylesheet and include it on your page.
- Make a
share-buttonelement on your page
- Pass options to the share call if you want (details below)
The share button is extremely flexible. As such we provide the ability to pass a wide array of options for additional configuration. All configuration options are available here: Configuration Options
Additionally, you're able to customize the look and feel of the button and animations though CSS. All CSS styles and how to modify them are available here: CSS Styles
You are able to set
after hooks when a user clicks a network. This allows you to dynamically change attributes for that button. For more information: click here
The share button also returns a simple API that can be used to control it should you need to. Example shown below:
var share = ; // Grabs all share-button elements on pageshare; // toggles the share button popupshare; // open the share button popupshare; // closes the share button popupshareconfig; // exposes the configurations listed above
As of version 1.0.0 we completely removed the
Entypo font set!
This project was inspired by this dribbble shot and this cssdeck experiment - huge props to these two guys for some incredible ideas and work.
Contributing and License
- Contributing Guidelines can be found here
- Licensed under MIT - details here