Create a reactive CSS button with the arrow

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I'm trying to create a responsive button from a photoshop mockup in HTML and CSS. Here is the button mockup:

I'm struggling with how to get the arrow in the white space and to stay there through different screen sizes.

I created the color separation through a gradient, like this:

HTML

<button> All Team Members </button>

CSS

button {
   /* Permalink http://colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/#990033+0,990033+50,990033+86,ffffff+86,ffffff+100 */
   width: 70%;
   font-size: .6em;
   font-size: 3.4vw;
   padding: 2%;
   color: #ffffff;
   outline-color: #990033;
   background: rgb(153,0,51); /* Old browsers */
   background: -moz-linear-gradient(left, rgba(153,0,51,1) 0%, rgba(153,0,51,1) 50%, rgba(153,0,51,1) 86%, rgba(255,255,255,1) 86%, rgba(255,255,255,1) 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
   background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, right top, color-stop(0%,rgba(153,0,51,1)), color-stop(50%,rgba(153,0,51,1)), color-stop(86%,rgba(153,0,51,1)), color-stop(86%,rgba(255,255,255,1)), color-stop(100%,rgba(255,255,255,1))); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
   background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left, rgba(153,0,51,1) 0%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 50%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
   background: -o-linear-gradient(left, rgba(153,0,51,1) 0%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 50%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
   background: -ms-linear-gradient(left, rgba(153,0,51,1) 0%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 50%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 100%); /* IE10+ */
   background: linear-gradient(to right, rgba(153,0,51,1) 0%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 50%,rgba(153,0,51,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 86%,rgba(255,255,255,1) 100%); /* W3C */
   filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#990033', endColorstr='#ffffff',GradientType=1 ); /* IE6-9 */
}

And it currently looks like this:

What is the best way to move forward? I wondered if I should just use screenshots of the button from the mockup, or if I should make it in CSS. How can I make the button look like this and be responsive?


Use pseudo elements :before and :after, to make the background and the arrow. Use Font Awesome etc if you need a different shape of arrow.

button {
    font-size: 3vw;
    padding: 2vw;
    color: #ffffff;
    background: #903;
    border: 0;
    position: relative;
    padding-right: 8vw;
}
button:before {
    content: '';
    width: 6vw;
    position: absolute;
    right: 0;
    top: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    background: white;
    border: 1px solid #903;
}
button:after {
    content: '❯';
    position: absolute;
    right: 2vw;
    color: #903;
}
<button>All Team Members</button>

jsfiddle