I'm working on a very intense application with many many options for clicking and selection and the like.
My goal is when the user finds what they are looking for to be able to select that option easily, but at the same time keep my design clean and free of distraction.
So instead of having a bunch of bright buttons, I turn those buttons into simple text links. But when that containing element is hovered/focused I turn these CTAs into buttons.
Does anyone have any experience with this as far as UX and have any immediate thoughts to drawbacks?