XF 1.5 Styling Thread View Information into Buttons

This is the code I am trying to style

<xen:title>{xen:helper threadPrefix, $thread, escaped}{$thread.title}{xen:helper pagenumber, $page}</xen:title>
<xen:h1>{xen:helper threadPrefix, $thread}{$thread.title}</xen:h1>

    {xen:phrase discussion_in_x_started_by_y_date_z,
        'forum=<a href="{xen:link forums, $forum}">{$forum.title}</a>',
        'name={xen:helper username, $thread}',
        'date=<a href="{xen:link threads, $thread}">{xen:datetime $thread.post_date, html}</a>'}
It shows like this

You can barely see the "Discussion in Books, Ebook etc" because it is a faint color. Can someone edit this code So I can make the items "Books and Comic/Thread Name" "Discussion" "forum" , "name" and "date" into buttons by using <div class ="buttons">?