user4756836 user4756836 - 3 months ago 7
CSS Question

Align radio buttons css issue

I am trying to align my custom radio buttons in a line but I am having an issue. If the text is really long but radio button overlap each other. I don't want to assign a fix width to any of them. Also, I need to have

.radio .custom
styling there if I want to change the border of the radio button for error handling. I am open to changing the html structure but I need the Text to be inside
custom
span. I can get rid of the inner-span if needed.

I have tried using:

display:flex;


on
label


but it ended up giving me each option right over each other.

HTML:

<label class="radio">
<input type="radio">
<span class="custom"><span>Two</span></span>
</label>


CSS:

* {
box-sizing: border-box;
}

input[type="radio"] {
display: none;
cursor: pointer;
}

label {
cursor: pointer;
min-width: 50px;
display:inline-block;
position:relative;
}

.radio span.custom > span {
margin-left: 24px;
margin-right: 10px;
}

.radio .custom {
content: '';
height: 20px;
left: 0;
top: 0;
width: 20px;
background-color: #fff;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
border-radius: 100%;
position: absolute;
}

.radio input:checked + .custom:before {
background-color: blue;
border-radius: 100%;
border: 3px solid #fff;
content: "";
display: block;
height: 12px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 12px;
z-index: 1;
left: 0;
}

.radio input + .custom:after {
border-radius: 100%;
}

.checkbox input:checked .custom {
background-color: blue;
border-color: blue;
}


JSFiddle Demo

Answer

Here is one way of doing it. I simplified your HTML slightly (removed extra nested span) and used the following CSS.

Your custom button is 18px square, so I allowed for a 25px margin on the child element span.custom.

This allows space for the :before pseudo-element that appears to the left of .custom.

I colored the background on the label so that you can see the unchecked button, but otherwise, you can mark-up gives you a lot of control over the borders, spacing and so on.

input[type="radio"] {
  cursor: pointer;
  display: none;
}

label {
  cursor: pointer;
  min-width: 50px;
  display:inline-block;
  position:relative;
  background-color: #F0F0F0; // for demo only
}

.radio .custom {
  margin-left: 25px;
  margin-right: 25px;
}

.radio input + .custom:before {
    content: "";
    background-color: #fff;
    border-radius: 100%;
    border: 3px solid #fff;
    display: block;
    height: 12px;
    width: 12px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
}

.radio input:checked + .custom:before {
    background-color: blue;
    border: 3px solid #fff;
}
<label class="radio">
  <input type="radio">
  <span class="custom">One is very long</span>
</label>

<label class="radio">
  <input type="radio">
  <span class="custom">Two</span>
</label>

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