INTRO

Styling radio buttons can significantly enhance the user experience and the overall aesthetic of a web application. Here’s why it’s worth styling radio buttons:

VISUAL CONSISTENCY:

Styling radio buttons to match the overall design theme of your application ensures visual consistency, making the interface more intuitive and appealing. Consistency in design helps users navigate and interact with the application more comfortably.

ENHANCED ACCESSIBILITY:

Custom styles can improve the visibility and accessibility of radio buttons. By ensuring that the buttons are large enough, have sufficient contrast, and are easy to identify, you make your application more accessible to users with visual impairments or motor difficulties.

CLEAR FEEDBACK:

Well-styled radio buttons can provide clear visual feedback on selection, making it immediately obvious which option is chosen. This can be done through color changes, animations, or other visual cues that enhance the user’s confidence in their selections.

INCREASED ENGAGEMENT:

Attractive and interactive elements, including styled radio buttons, can make the application more engaging. Users are more likely to enjoy using a visually appealing interface, which can lead to higher satisfaction and increased usage time.

GRAVITY FORMS SETUP

In this short guide, I’ll teach you how to style Gravity Forms Radio buttons to offer, a more appealing User Experience. In this case scenario, you want to set up a Payment form, where users pick the recurrence and the fees paid. Say, you were offering a subscription service.

  1. Install and activate Gravity Forms.
  2. Go to Forms -> New Form.
  3. Drag & Drop two radio button groups to the center area of the builder.
  4. Save the Form.
  5. Embed the form using a shortcode on any page.
  6. Use the custom CSS snippet from below, to style the radio buttons.

CSS CODE

As you can see, the radio buttons look as normal buttons in here, clearly outlining what we are doing. The effect is pretty simple to achieve:

  1. Hide the default radio button.
  2. Style the radio button label per needs.
  3. Use the + CSS selector which alters the label looks based on whether or not the radio was selected.
  4. Prefix your code with specific form’s ID not to conflict with any other form.
  5. Optionally add custom field classes to the specific radio buttons.

FINAL THOUGHTS & RESULT

Gravity Forms are extremely flexible when it comes to styling them. With small manual CSS tweaks one can achieve great results that expend the plugin beyond it’s default functionality.

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