Styling form elements with CSS can be a challenging task but it is essential to ensure your form elements look consistent across your website. Among form elements, Checkboxes and Radio Buttons present unique challenges when it comes to styling. By default they can’t be styled with CSS the same way others can. They require special attention and techniques to ensure they not only look great, but also work as intended for all users including those with assistive technologies. In this short tutorial, we cover how to effectively style checkboxes using pseudo elements such as ::before and ::after, as well as pseudo classes such as :checked and :focus. This tutorial focuses on Checkboxes however, the process for styling Radio Buttons is the same.
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