CSS Flip Switch

CSS Flip Switch

You will see on a lot of pages these days, developers are using fancy CSS flip / toggle switches instead of plain option buttons. This post will show you how to make a basic CSS flip switch, you will then be able to create your own flip switches with ease…or you can just use our CSS flip switch generator 🙂

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Let’s first start by looking at the HTML source code that is used.

<div class="flipswitch"><div class="flipswitch">
    <input type="checkbox" name="flipswitch" class="flipswitch-cb" id="fs" checked>
    <label class="flipswitch-label" for="fs">
        <div class="flipswitch-inner"></div>
        <div class="flipswitch-switch"></div>

If we stopped now without adding any CSS, we would only have a plain checkbox, so to style we now add the following CSS code to give it a bit of class.

.flipswitch {
  position: relative;
  width: 86px;
  -ms-user-select: none;
.flipswitch input[type=checkbox] {
  display: none;
.flipswitch-label {
  display: block;
  overflow: hidden;
  cursor: pointer;
  border: 2px solid #999999;
  border-radius: 50px;
.flipswitch-inner {
  width: 200%;
  margin-left: -100%;
  -webkit-transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -moz-transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -ms-transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -o-transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  transition: margin 0.3s ease-in 0s;
.flipswitch-inner:before, .flipswitch-inner:after {
  float: left;
  width: 50%;
  height: 24px;
  padding: 0;
  line-height: 24px;
  font-size: 18px;
  color: white;
  font-family: Trebuchet, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-weight: bold;
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;
.flipswitch-inner:before {
  content: "ON";
  padding-left: 12px;
  background-color: #256799;
  color: #FFFFFF;
.flipswitch-inner:after {
  content: "OFF";
  padding-right: 12px;
  background-color: #EBEBEB;
  color: #888888;
  text-align: right;
.flipswitch-switch {
  width: 31px;
  margin: -3.5px;
  background: #FFFFFF;
  border: 2px solid #999999;
  border-radius: 50px;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  right: 59px;
  -webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -moz-transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -ms-transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  -o-transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
  transition: all 0.3s ease-in 0s;
.flipswitch-cb:checked + .flipswitch-label .flipswitch-inner {
  margin-left: 0;
.flipswitch-cb:checked + .flipswitch-label .flipswitch-switch {
  right: 0;

Well that’s about all for this post, if you would like to create different CSS flip switches, you can use our CSS flip switch generator.
Or have a look at this example in our CSS Playground by clicking on the link button below.


One Response to CSS Flip Switch

  1. Designer says:

    How do you get the value from the selected switch or How do I know which is the active state of the Switch?

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