Create Custom Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

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Today we will learn how to create custom checkboxes and radio buttons using CSS, HTML provide very simple checkboxes and radio buttons, which mostly do not match with your website design.

Today we will create our own custom checkboxes and radio buttons which will align with your website design and will give your website a professional look.

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Steps to Create Custom Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

To create custom checkboxes and radio buttons, we need to follow the below steps for each (checkbox and radio buttons).

  1. Write an HTML Markup
  2. Write CSS

1. Write an HTML Markup for Checkbox

Create an index.html file and paste the following HTML markup of checkbox in its body section.

HTML Explained

In the above HTML, we have created two main div left and right. In left div we have a .checkbox div which contain checkbox with its label. And right div having  simple text.

2. Write CSS for Checkbox

Now write custom CSS for checkbox, you can copy paste the following CSS in style.css or in head section of index.html page.

CSS Explained

In the above CSS, we have hidden real checkbox button and using label on it as our checkbox button, when someone click on label, it will actually checked our real checkbox which is hidden. Label is also checked using CSS when our checkbox is checked.

1. Write an HTML Markup for Radio Buttons

To create custom radio buttons paste the following HTML markup of radio in index.html page.

HTML Explained

In the above HTML, we have created two radio buttons, for selection of gender. All structure is same as above for checkbox.

2. Write CSS for Radio Buttons

Now write custom CSS for radio buttons, you can copy paste the following CSS in style.css or in head section of index.html page.

CSS Explained

Above css for radio button is similar what we write for checkbox, we just changed the checkbox square into circle and instead of using tick symbol, we are filling circle for radio buttons.

Conclusion

Creating custom checkboxes and radio buttons are simple and easy, you have seen how we can achieve it only using HTML and CSS, with CSS you can do much more things to give a professional look of your website design.

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