akif akif - 3 months ago 17x
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


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;