Create a simple and elegant 5-star rating system with HTML radio buttons and CSS


Category: CSS & CSS3 Form JavaScript Plugins | May 31, 2021
Author:jexordexan
Official Page:Go to website
Last Update:June 16, 2021
License:MIT

Description

I was searching for the code, by using that I can create a simple 5-star rating system with HTML radio buttons and pure CSS. I came across this example which is created by Jordan-Simonds on codepen, which helped me a lot. So, I thought I should share this tool with someone who is interested in creating a 5-star rating system with HTML radio button and pure CSS style.

How can I use it?

The basic requirement for this is to add Font Awesome for star icons. Put following under <HEAD> tag.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.2.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">

And, then structure your radio elements like this:

<div class="cont">
<div class="title">
  <h1>stars<span>.css</span></h1>
</div>
<div class="stars">
<form action="">
  <input class="star star-5" id="star-5" type="radio" name="star"/>
  <label class="star star-5" for="star-5"></label>
  <input class="star star-4" id="star-4" type="radio" name="star"/>
  <label class="star star-4" for="star-4"></label>
  <input class="star star-3" id="star-3" type="radio" name="star"/>
  <label class="star star-3" for="star-3"></label>
  <input class="star star-2" id="star-2" type="radio" name="star"/>
  <label class="star star-2" for="star-2"></label>
  <input class="star star-1" id="star-1" type="radio" name="star"/>
  <label class="star star-1" for="star-1"></label>
</form>
</div>
</div>

Now, add the CSS like this:

@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:500,100,300,700,400);
*{
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  font-family: roboto;
}
body{
  background: #000;
}
.cont{
  width: 93%;
  max-width: 350px;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 4% auto;
  padding: 30px 0;
  background: #111;
  color: #EEE;
  border-radius: 5px;
  border: thin solid #444;
  overflow: hidden;
}
hr{
  margin: 20px;
  border: none;
  border-bottom: thin solid rgba(255,255,255,.1);
}
div.title{
  font-size: 2em;
}
h1 span{
  font-weight: 300;
  color: #Fd4;
}
div.stars{
  width: 270px;
  display: inline-block;
}
input.star{
  display: none;
}
label.star {
  float: right;
  padding: 10px;
  font-size: 36px;
  color: #444;
  transition: all .2s;
}
input.star:checked ~ label.star:before {
  content:'\f005';
  color: #FD4;
  transition: all .25s;
}
input.star-5:checked ~ label.star:before {
  color:#FE7;
  text-shadow: 0 0 20px #952;
}
input.star-1:checked ~ label.star:before {
  color: #F62;
}
label.star:hover{
  transform: rotate(-15deg) scale(1.3);
}
label.star:before{
  content:'\f006';
  font-family: FontAwesome;
}
.rev-box{
  overflow: hidden;
  height: 0;
  width: 100%;
  transition: all .25s;
}
textarea.review{
  background: #222;
  border: none;
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 100%;
  height: 100px;
  padding: 10px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  color: #EEE;
}
label.review{
  display: block;
  transition:opacity .25s;
}
input.star:checked ~ .rev-box{
  height: 125px;
  overflow: visible;
}