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I can't get the disabled or checked pseudo classes to work and I can't see what I'm doing wrong.

I can't get the email field to be disabled or the CSS code for the check boxes to work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Is there something I am missing or doing wrong?

The code to disable the email box is below: <input type="email" id="email" placeholder="email@website.com" disabled>

The style.css file I have written is below:

input:focus, textarea:focus { border-color: #52bab3; }

input:disabled { background: #ddd; }

input[type="checkbox":checked + label {



textarea:focus {
border-color: #52bab3;

input:disabled {
 background: #ddd;

input[type="checkbox"]:checked + label {  //missing brace ]

only mistake i caught

1 Answer

Billy Bellchambers
Billy Bellchambers
21,689 Points

Hi Robert,

You need to set the input as disable in your HTML for pseudo class to take affect.


<input type="submit" value="Submit" disabled> 

as for the input i believe it should read.

input[type="checkbox"]:checked  { //needs closing ] and not sure where the ""+ label"" came come?



if that doesn't help try forking your workspace or including all code so we can see the issue.

Think that should solve the issue