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How to change an input style with CSS

, 15 Feb 2012
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This article describes how to use CSS to change any form field's style: color, border color, border line with, height, width, etc... when it's on focus. Works in IE & Mozilla.

Sample Image - CSS_focus_color_change.gif

Introduction

This simple, short article will explain how to create an attractive and useful web form using CSS only. No javascript knowledge is required because not one javascript line is needed. Not a single one!

To start, just create the style you want, name it, then copy the style but in the name add ":focus" and that's all. After creating the CSS, then create the HTML form, link the CSS file, and add to the form whatever fields you want and assign them the style you just made. That's all, nothing else is needed.

To see it in action, download the fully editable example file.

That's all for now.

Regards from Argentina.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

luciannil
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Argentina Argentina
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmemberEdward Keningham10-Aug-12 6:58 
QuestionDidn't you test in IE6 before posting this article? Pinmembertcurtin7-Nov-06 8:01 
Generaldoes not work with my IE6 Pinmembermikedepetris6-Nov-06 23:07 
GeneralRe: does not work with my IE6 Pinmembermikedepetris7-Nov-06 0:11 
GeneralRe: does not work with my IE6 Pinmembertcurtin7-Nov-06 7:48 
GeneralRe: does not work with my IE6 Pinmembermikedepetris7-Nov-06 7:49 
unfortunately true :-/

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