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                <h1>Custom checkboxes with CSS only</h1>
<h2>"automatic" fallback for IE</h2>

<form action="#">
    <input type="checkbox" id="test1" />
    <label for="test1">Red</label>
    <input type="checkbox" id="test2" checked="checked" />
    <label for="test2">Yellow</label>
    <input type="checkbox" id="test3" checked="checked" disabled="disabled" />
    <label for="test3">Green</label>
      <input type="checkbox" id="test4" disabled="disabled" />
      <label for="test4">Brown</label>

<p class="txtcenter">Custom styles on modern browsers.<br/>Classical checkboxes on IE8 and lower.</p>

<p class="txtcenter copy">by <a href="">@geoffreycrofte</a><br />see also <a href="">Flat UI Styles for Checkboxes</a></p>


                /* Base for label styling */
[type="checkbox"]:checked {
  position: absolute;
  left: -9999px;
[type="checkbox"]:not(:checked) + label,
[type="checkbox"]:checked + label {
  position: relative;
  padding-left: 1.95em;
  cursor: pointer;

/* checkbox aspect */
[type="checkbox"]:not(:checked) + label:before,
[type="checkbox"]:checked + label:before {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  left: 0; top: 0;
  width: 1.25em; height: 1.25em;
  border: 2px solid #ccc;
  background: #fff;
  border-radius: 4px;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,.1);
/* checked mark aspect */
[type="checkbox"]:not(:checked) + label:after,
[type="checkbox"]:checked + label:after {
  content: '\2713\0020';
  position: absolute;
  top: .15em; left: .22em;
  font-size: 1.3em;
  line-height: 0.8;
  color: #09ad7e;
  transition: all .2s;
  font-family: 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Arial Unicode MS', Arial;
/* checked mark aspect changes */
[type="checkbox"]:not(:checked) + label:after {
  opacity: 0;
  transform: scale(0);
[type="checkbox"]:checked + label:after {
  opacity: 1;
  transform: scale(1);
/* disabled checkbox */
[type="checkbox"]:disabled:not(:checked) + label:before,
[type="checkbox"]:disabled:checked + label:before {
  box-shadow: none;
  border-color: #bbb;
  background-color: #ddd;
[type="checkbox"]:disabled:checked + label:after {
  color: #999;
[type="checkbox"]:disabled + label {
  color: #aaa;
/* accessibility */
[type="checkbox"]:checked:focus + label:before,
[type="checkbox"]:not(:checked):focus + label:before {
  border: 2px dotted blue;

/* hover style just for information */
label:hover:before {
  border: 2px solid #4778d9!important;

/* Useless styles, just for demo design */

body {
  font-family: "Open sans", "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  color: #777;
h1, h2 {
  margin-bottom: .25em;
  font-weight: normal;
  text-align: center;
h2 {
  margin: .25em 0 2em;
  color: #aaa;
form {
  width: 7em;
  margin: 0 auto;
.txtcenter {
  margin-top: 4em;
  font-size: .9em;
  text-align: center;
  color: #aaa;
.copy {
 margin-top: 2em; 
.copy a {
 text-decoration: none;
 color: #4778d9;