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Form displays differently in IE8, Firefox and phone

  1. mkauf01

    Form check boxes are displaying differently in IE8, Firefox and on my Android phone browser. Firefox displays correctly. IE8 has gray boxes surrounding the check box and on the phone all the check boxes appear dimmed in gray with check marks showing in each box. If you click on a check box on the phone it then shows correctly for that individual box. All others remain the same.

    Test site is

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 19, 2011 | Permalink
  2. The problem with IE8 is that your theme sets blanket background/border properties for all inputs.

    .gform_wrapper input,
    .gform_wrapper textarea,
    .gform_wrapper select {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #F7F7F7 !important;
        border: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
        color: #0088B3 !important;
        font-family: Arial,Tahoma,Verdana !important;
        font-size: 12px !important;
        padding: 4px 0 4px 5px !important;

    That's the lazy way of doing it. Not all inputs are created equal. Since radio buttons, checkboxes, image buttons and buttons are all input types too, they're naturally going to inherit from that rule.

    You'll need to adjust your rule to remove those properties, or apply them to the specific input types rather than just the blanket input element. Your theme provider should be able to provide you with some guidance on this.

    I don't have an android phone/device so I can't test that right now, but we haven't had any other similar issues reported so I would venture a guess that issue is related to your theme as well.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 19, 2011 | Permalink
  3. mkauf01

    Thanks Kevin. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Other fires to fight to get site live. I'll work with the folks at Studio Press to see if they have any answers.


    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday September 21, 2011 | Permalink

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