Styles in HTML5 Forms (CSS)

How to make a responsive HTML5 form?

What makes a contact form responsive? Are you reading this blog post using a computer? (If not, just resize your window’s browser) If you are, you can test out the responsiveness of this page. Every aspect of the page either scales down or is removed to avoid the dreaded horizontal scroll bar. A responsive contact […]

Adding styles to input buttons

<input> elements of type submit are rendered as buttons. When the click event occurs (typically because the user clicked the button), the user agent attempts to submit the form to the server. The <input type=”button”> defines a clickable button (mostly used with a JavaScript to activate a script). How to properly use a submit input? […]

How to style select menus?

There have always been significant differences across how different browsers handle styles (CSS) in forms. There probably always will be – because design choices aren’t described. Browser makers perhaps view this as one of the ways they can differentiate the user experience a bit. Select menus are one that is particularly weird. How to create […]

Styling input text areas

The HTML <textarea> element represents a multi-line plain-text editing control, useful when you want to allow users to enter a sizeable amount of free-form text, for example, a comment on a review or feedback form. What are some features of the textarea? – The rows and cols attributes allow you to specify an exact size […]

Animating a form input

How to create an animated input? <input type=”text” name=”search” placeholder=”Search..”> How to animate a search input? input[type=text] { width: 130px; -webkit-transition: width 0.4s ease-in-out; transition: width 0.4s ease-in-out; } /* When the input field gets focus, change its width to 100% */ input[type=text]:focus { width: 100%; } How to add float labels with CSS? You’ve […]

How to add an icon to a form input?

Icons serve a very similar function to text in a page. You can use an icon with a particular tag <i> which allow for an abbreviated markup when sitting along-side text. The <i> tag and <span> tag are used widely to add icons on the webpages. To add any icons on the web pages or […]

Adding borders to inputs

Much like you can frame a picture and hang it on your wall, you can add borders to your input form HTML elements that frame them visually. There are several ways to design a form. But CSS is the way to go for designers. Let’s give it a look to this basic form: <div class=”container”> […]

How to add colors to an input with CSS?

Styling these user input forms is an art of its own. However, there is no question that CSS is the best tool to do this. When it comes to validating the content of input fields on the front-end, things are much easier now than they used to be. We can use the: required :optional, :valid […]

How to style input fields?

Forms have always been notoriously tricky to style with CSS, but several little-used selectors give us significant power to style inputs and surrounding elements. Some of these are relatively new, while others have been available for some time now. Every HTML form begins with the aptly named <form> element. It accepts a number of attributes, […]

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