Close buttons come in four different sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. The medium size is the default and most frequently used option. Use the other sizes sparingly; they should be used to create a hierarchy of importance within the page.
The icon inside of the close button comes in two options: regular and large. These scale up and down for each close button size. This is a cross UI icon, not a workflow icon or the letter “x.”
Use the static color option when a close button needs to be placed on top of a color background or visual. Static color close buttons are available in black or white, regardless of color theme.
Use static black on light color or image backgrounds, and static white on dark color or image backgrounds, regardless of color theme. Make sure that the background and the close button color meet the minimum color contrast ratio.
A close button in a disabled state shows that an action exists, but is not available in that circumstance. This state can be used to maintain layout continuity and to communicate that an action may become available later.
From the design point of view, each component has a number of options. These options and their names are platform agnostic, and each implementation should adapt these to fit into their framework.
none / white / black
regular / large
yes / no
small / medium/ large / extra-large
A close button can be navigated using a keyboard. The keyboard focus state takes the close button’s visual hover state and adds a ring to the button in focus.
|Space or Enter||Executes the button (closes or dismisses the parent component). Focus moves to the target or back to the caller.|
A theme is an intentional, systematic customization of Spectrum. It has unique visual attributes. For more information, view Theming.
Close buttons remain the same across themes.
|Apr 06, 2022||3.0.0|
|Feb 09, 2022||2.0.0|
|Feb 28, 2020||1.0.0|
Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Works properly across all four color themes (lightest, light, dark, darkest).
Includes a desktop scale (UWP, macOS, web desktop) and a mobile scale (iOS, Android, web mobile).
Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information (WCAG 2.0 1.4.1).
Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for small text and at least 3:1 for large text (WCAG 2.0 1.4.3).
Visual information required to identify components and states (except inactive components) has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 (WCAG 2.1 1.4.11).
UI language and information design considerations have been incorporated into component design.
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
Includes guidelines for keyboard focus, layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don'ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Includes content standards or usage guidelines for how to write or format in-product content for the component.
Works properly across various locales and includes guidelines for bi-directionality (RTL).
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for keyboard accessibility guidelines and includes a description of the keyboard interactions.
All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are available as design tokens.
Includes a downloadable XD file that shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Includes a downloadable XD file, generated by code using design tokens defined in Spectrum DNA, and shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.