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CSS Crash Course for Beginners -5

by Nabendu Biswas / July 20th, 2020

#css #beginners #webdev
Series: CSS-Basics

Welcome to part-5 of the series. We will start to style forms in this part.

Styling Forms

We will first create a simple form and after that style it. So, head over to index.html and create a simple form like below. Notice that i had also put some break rows(<br>) and horizontal rule(<hr>), on top and bottom of the form. They are done to provide the needed space, so that we can view correctly.


It will show this ugly form on the web-page.

Ugly formUgly form

Now, let’s add some styles to the form. Here, we are targeting the form class my-form and adding padding all around. After that for form-group adding bottom padding.


It will show our form like below now.

Some StylesSome Styles

The next thing we will do is target the labels. By default the label are inline elements, so they will appear on the same line as input. We can make them block level element by using the property display: block.

display blockdisplay block

Now, the labels will be shown on each line.


Next, we will target the inputs but only the text. We can do this by input[type=”text”]. If we don’t do this it will target all input using the button, which is input type=”submit” in our case.

We can also target other elements by using the comma(,). We are using it to select the textarea.

In this we are just giving some padding and making the width 100%.

More StylesMore Styles

Now, our form is almost styled.

Almost perfectAlmost perfect

Next, we will style our button. Here, we are first giving giving it a top-down margin of 0.2em. After that padding of 15px on left and right. Making the border to be none, giving a line-height.

Then a bit of border-radius to make the edges of the box, smooth. Finally giving the font-size, color and background.

We are also adding a hover state to the button.

Button stylingButton styling

These styles gives our button a great look, with a hover state.

Awesome button.Awesome button.

This completes part-5 of the series. See you soon.

Nabendu Biswas