Mar 30 2017

How to create responsive vertically aligned multiline radio button labels

Step-by-step instructions for creating responsive vertical radio buttons with nicely aligned multiline labels (using either plain CSS or Foundation 6).

Fiddle example

Preview of vertically aligned radio button labels

The HTML

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<!-- optionally include the Foundation 6 framework -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/foundation/6.3.0/css/foundation.min.css" />
<p>What is your favorite Pokemon?</p>
<div class="vertical-radio-buttons">
<fieldset>
<form>
<div>
<span>
<input type="radio" name="pokemon" value="Red" id="pokemonRed" required><label for="pokemonRed">Pokemon Red</label>
</span>
</div>
<div>
<span>
<input type="radio" name="pokemon" value="Blue" id="pokemonBlue" required><label for="pokemonBlue">Multiline Pokemon Blue. Multiline Pokemon Blue. Multiline Pokemon Blue. Multiline Pokemon Blue. Multiline Pokemon Blue. </label>
</span>
</div>
<div>
<span>
<input type="radio" name="pokemon" value="Yellow" id="pokemonYellow" required><label for="pokemonYellow">Pokemon Yellow</label>
</span>
</div>
</form>
</fieldset>
</div>

The CSS

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.vertical-radio-buttons div {
display: block;
padding: 0 0 5px 5px;
clear: both;
}
.vertical-radio-buttons span {
display: block;
padding-left: 20px;
cursor: inherit;
}
.vertical-radio-buttons label {
font-size: rem-calc(16);
}
.vertical-radio-buttons input {
float: left;
width: 20px;
margin-left: -20px;
margin-top: 6px; // vertically align radio button with text
padding: 0;
-webkit-appearance: radio;
}