Remove default input styling from WebKit

WebKit automatically adds rounded corners and inset shadows to input elements. You may be tempted to remove the default styling with two prefixed properties:

input {
  -webkit-appearance: none;
  -webkit-border-radius: 0;

But, don’t do it!

Unless you want all checkboxes and radio buttons to disappear in recent versions of Chrome and Safari and look really weird on iOs 5/6. A better way of resetting input element styling is to be specific about input type. For example:

input[type=search] {
  appearance: none;
  -moz-appearance: none;
  -webkit-appearance: none;
  border-radius: 0;
  -moz-border-radius: 0;
  -webkit-border-radius: 0;

One Response to Remove default input styling from WebKit

  • September 27, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Oyvidn says:

    Thanks for the tip. Saved a noob like me from tearing his hear out when trying to find those pesky radio-buttons that suddenly disappeared :)

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