How to Create and Style an HTML Custom Checkbox

<label class=”container”>A
<input type=”checkbox”>
</label>
<label class=”container”>B
<input type=”checkbox”>
</label>
<label class=“container”>C
<input type=”checkbox”>
</label>
<label class=”container”>D
<input type=”checkbox”>
</label>
<label class=”container”>A
<input type=”checkbox”>
<span class=”checkmark”></span>
</label>
/* Customize the label (the container) */
.container {
display: block;
position: relative;
padding-left: 25px;
margin-bottom: 10px;
cursor: pointer;
font-size: 22px;
-webkit-user-select: none;
-moz-user-select: none;
-ms-user-select: none;
user-select: none;
}
/* Create a custom checkbox */
.checkmark {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
height: 15px;
width: 15px;
background-color: #eee;
}
/* On mouse-over, add a grey background color */
.container:hover input ~ .checkmark {
background-color: #bbb;
}
/* When the checkbox is checked, add a green background */
.container input:checked ~ .checkmark {
background-color: #26f321;
}
/* Create the checkmark/indicator (hidden when not checked) */
.checkmark:after {
content: “”;
position: absolute;
display: none;
}
/* Show the checkmark when checked */
.container input:checked ~ .checkmark:after {
display: block;
}
/* Style the checkmark/indicator */
.container .checkmark:after {
left: 9px;
top: 5px;
width: 5px;
height: 10px;
border: solid white;
border-width: 0 3px 3px 0;
-webkit-transform: rotate(45deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(45deg);
transform: rotate(45deg);
}
/* Hide the browser’s default checkbox */
.container input {
position: absolute;
opacity: 0;
cursor: pointer;
height: 0;
width: 0;
}

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