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Ian Rushton
Ian Rushton
15,789 Points

Custom form elements help

I have been asked to create a very simple stylistic form.

It contains a date select, a radio input section with 4 options and a file upload.

The selects need to be plain white rectangles with a 2px black border and an arrow to indicate the drop down.

The radio buttons need to be 4 white rectangles containing centred text (no tick box) which, when selected, turn green.

And the file upload needs to be a plain white rectangle with a black border and a rectangular 'choose file' button displaying the text 'Browse' with a green background.

The style looks so simplistic but everywhere I look I can't seem to find a really simple way of achieving this using JavaScript/CSS.

Can't believe this is proving so difficult!!

1 Answer


I think you might find jQuery UI very useful for your project.

There's a wealth of features you can utilise and some really clear examples.

So for your radio buttons, you could try: https://jqueryui.com/button/#radio

You could try this for your select menu: https://jqueryui.com/selectmenu/#default

They even have a plain old button: http://jqueryui.com/button/#default

And everything 'themeable' with css.

Hope you have some luck with these :)


Ian Rushton
Ian Rushton
15,789 Points

You saved me! Thank you very much!