Question with HTML - changing font color inside textarea?

Can you change the color of text typed in <textarea> using css? If css is not possible, how bout directly in html


<textarea rows="12" name="fld1" cols="47" tabindex="8"></textarea>

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    you need css


    <style type="text/css">


    .fieldcolor {

    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

    font-size: 12px;

    color: #990000;

    background-color: #CCCCCC;





    <input type="text" class="fieldcolor" size="50" maxlength="125" />

  • 1 decade ago

    For css, simply change the color attrib of a text area:

    input, textarea


    color: #ff0000;


  • In your CSS portion you can use something like this:

    .textfield {background-color:white; font: 8pt/8pt arial; color:#ff0000; text-decoration: none}

    And later on in your text input portion you can use something like this:

    <input type=text size=8 name="as_q" class=textfield><br>

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