Be able to style all forms elements (dropdown, radio, etc)

Styling certain elements of forms have been difficult from the beginning of web design. Some modern frameworks offer either nicer default styles or the possibility to easily style any form component.

Styling a form is important because it is still, in 2017, the only component that is heavily handled, visually, by the browser defaults, hence forms looking regularly different on Windows and Macs, with also differences between browsers.

Regularly, forum users ask how to handle this: https://forum.webflow.com/t/best-way-to-design-this-complex-product-creation-form/38125

The image provided in the forum topic above (and attached here) is a good example of what we all would like to be able to produce.

An incomplete list of what would be great to control:

  • field placeholder → Shipped
  • dropdown shape and color
  • icons of drop-downs
  • radio button
  • checkboxes—extensively, to be able to make them look like big toggles

Additionally, complicated forms need tables "zones", zones titles and labels...

If you give support to this request, can you add examples of a component you'd like to have control on in the comments?

  • Vincent Bidaux
  • Jan 24 2017
  • Sep 25, 2019

    Admin response

    9/24/19 update: Now you can go fully custom with the design of your form checkboxes and radio buttons (with the option to switch back to the default styling at any point).

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    24 Apr 13:04

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  • BitBranding commented
    July 02, 2019 17:00

    We just needed to make some changes to checkbox for one of our projects. This will be an excellent addition! 

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  • Jason Dark commented
    November 11, 2018 22:29

    +100 for this
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  • Mark Godwin commented
    May 08, 2018 17:22

    This is a constant desire of mine. It would be good to have a complete overhaul of forms to enable us to have multiple steps and complete control over all field styling.

  • Simon Lucas commented
    April 30, 2018 20:39

    Please update Webflow to support this! I think it is a really crucial feature. I should not have to rely on hacks to build an app that has custom dropdowns!

  • Kyle Kettler commented
    April 04, 2018 16:26

    This is such a crucial feature for the web today. I can't believe it still doesn't even seem to be on the development team's radar. 

  • Jarrett commented
    March 08, 2018 23:47

    I would love to be able to create styled "radio" buttons similar to the attachment below. 

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    August 24, 2017 00:41

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  • Vako Shvili commented
    February 14, 2017 21:22

    Totally backing this feature. Inability to style form elements fully is quite a bummer. Even drag-n-drop site and landing page builders like Wix and Instapage allow this. 

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