akif akif - 5 months ago 19
CSS Question

Put icon inside input element in a form

How do I put an icon inside a form's input element?

Screenshot of a web form with three inputs which have icons in them

Live version at: Tidal Force theme

Answer

The site you linked uses a combination of CSS tricks to pull this off. First, it uses a background-image for the <input> element. Then, in order to push the cursor over, it uses padding-left.

In other words, they have these two CSS rules:

background: url(images/comment-author.gif) no-repeat scroll 7px 7px;
padding-left:30px;
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