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CSS Online Registration Form

Kate Massie
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Kate Massie
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 7,062 Points

Styling a select box

Hi, can anyone tell me how to add a border to a select box?

I want to add it on the :focus state. Select:focus isn't working, and neither is :focus with the class of the surrounding div.

I'm working on the Online Registration Form for the third Techdegree project.

Thank you!

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

Only techdegree students can use your link, but I built a little test using this HTML and CSS:

code.html
<div>
  Focus the box:
  <select name="x" id="x">
    <option value="1">one</option>
    <option value="2">two</option>
    <option value="3">three</option>
  </select>
</div>
styles.css
select:focus { border: 4px solid red; }

The border appears as expected when the select box has focus. Maybe it's a browser issue? I'm using Chrome.

Did you mean to use hover instead of focus? I tried that too, it also worked as expected.

Kate Massie
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Kate Massie
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 7,062 Points

Hi Steven, thanks for your comment! I'm using Chrome too, and I definitely mean focus. That's the command I'm using, too. I think I might try rebuilding the form; otherwise I have no idea.