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Creating Wooden Toggle Buttons Using HTML and CSS (Source Code)

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Discover the art of crafting wooden toggle buttons with our HTML and CSS guide. Elevate your web design with unique, user-friendly UI elements.


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Welcome to the exciting realm of custom web design! In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating wooden toggle buttons using HTML and CSS. Whether you're a seasoned web developer or just starting, this tutorial will empower you to enhance your user interface with unique and aesthetically pleasing UI elements. Get ready to bring a touch of sophistication to your website as we dive into the art of crafting wooden toggle buttons. Let's begin the journey of creativity and code!

Source Code

Step 1 (HTML Code):

To begin, let's delve into the HTML structure required for our wooden toggle button. Follow these simple steps:


  1. Create the button container div.
  2. Add the necessary HTML elements for the toggle button.

Let's break down the code step by step:


1. <!DOCTYPE html>: This declaration specifies the HTML version being used.


2. <html lang="en">: The root element of the HTML document. The lang attribute is set to "en" for English.


3. <head>: Contains meta-information about the HTML document, such as character set, viewport settings, and links to external resources.


  • <meta charset="UTF-8">: Specifies the character encoding as UTF-8.
  • <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">: Instructs Internet Explorer to use its latest rendering engine.
  • <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">: Sets the viewport properties for responsive design.
  • <title>Wooden Toggles Buttons</title>: Sets the title of the webpage.
  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://codepe....">: Links an external stylesheet from CodePen.
  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">: Links an additional stylesheet from a local file named "styles.css."

4. <body>: The main content of the HTML document.


  • The toggle buttons are organized inside a <div class="toggles-grid">.
  • Toggle buttons are grouped within <div class="toggles-container">.
  • Different types of toggle buttons are present:
  • Type A toggles with simple icons.
  • Type B toggles with multiple dots representing the on/off state and accompanying text.
  • Type C toggles with a slider track and accompanying text.
  • Type D toggles with a combined handle, displaying on/off text.
  • Each toggle container consists of an <input> element with a checkbox type, a handle or track for visual representation, and optional text elements.
  • SVG elements with paths define the icons used for the toggle buttons.
  • The CSS styles for these toggle buttons are defined in the linked stylesheets.
  • Some toggle buttons are initially set to the "checked" state using the checked attribute.

Step 2 (CSS Code):

Now, let's make our button visually appealing. Here's how:


  1. Apply basic styling to the container.
  2. Style the button background to resemble wood.
  3. Customize text and border properties.

Let's break down the code step by step:


1. General Styles


  • Imported Google Font "Signika" with a weight of 700 for bold.
  • Applied styles to the body element for overall layout and styling.

2. Toggle Style - A


  • Styles for a toggle with class .toggle-container.a.
  • Rounded rectangle shape with a background color transition.
  • Uses a checkbox input for the toggle effect.
  • Handles and icons change position and color on toggle change.

3. Toggle Style - B


  • Styles for another type of toggle with class .toggle-container.b.
  • A segmented handle with dots and text on the sides.
  • Background color transition on toggle change.

4. Toggle Style - C


  • Styles for a toggle with class .toggle-container.c.
  • Utilizes radial gradients and linear gradients for background effects.
  • The handle slides horizontally on toggle change.

5. Toggle Style - D


  • Styles for a toggle with class .toggle-container.d.
  • Background consists of linear gradients and a wood pattern.
  • The handle moves horizontally with a color transition and a text transformation effect.

6. Common Toggle Components


  • .toggle-input: Common styles for toggle inputs, positioned absolutely to cover the toggle area.
  • .toggle-handle: Common styles for toggle handles, positioned relatively or absolutely with a wood pattern background.
  • .toggle-text: Common styles for toggle text, positioned absolutely with color transition effects.

7. Transition Effects


  • Transition effects are applied to various properties such as background-color, transform, color, and opacity, providing smooth animations on state changes.

8. Pseudo-classes


  • Pseudo-classes like :checked are used to apply styles based on the state of the checkbox.

9. Background Images


  • Wood pattern images are used as backgrounds for some toggle elements.

10. Miscellaneous


  • Various CSS properties like box-shadow, border-radius, gap, and filter are used for styling and layout.

11. Responsive Design


  • Flexbox is heavily used to create responsive and centered layouts.
  • min-height: 100vh ensures the body takes at least the full viewport height.
@import url("https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Signika:wght@700&display=swap");
body {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  gap: 24px;
  min-height: 100vh;
  font-family: "Signika", sans-serif;
  font-weight: 700;
  background-color: #bbb;
}

.toggles-grid {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  gap: 24px;
}

.toggles-container {
  display: flex;
  gap: 24px;
}

.toggle-container.a {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: space-between;
  align-items: center;
  position: relative;
  border-radius: 50px;
  padding: 0 6px;
  width: 62px;
  height: 28px;
  background-color: #bb5555;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5), 0 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);
  transition-property: background-color;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
  transition-timing-function: linear;
}
.toggle-container.a:has(:checked) {
  background-color: #5698bb;
}
.toggle-container.a .toggle-input {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 2;
  inset: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.toggle-container.a .toggle-handle {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 1;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  border-radius: 50%;
  width: 28px;
  height: 28px;
  background-image: url("https://assets.codepen.io/4175254/wood-pattern.png");
  background-size: 328px 110px;
  background-position: center;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75), inset 0 -1px 4px #b75301, 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75);
  transition-property: transform;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
}
.a .toggle-input:checked + .toggle-handle {
  transform: translateX(34px);
}

.toggle-container.a .toggle-handle::before {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  inset: 6.5px;
  border-radius: 50%;
  background-image: linear-gradient(rgba(174, 34, 1, 0.125), transparent);
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 2px #ad2201, 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75);
}
.toggle-container.a .toggle-icon {
  width: 24px;
  height: 24px;
  fill: #fff;
  filter: drop-shadow(0 -1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25));
}

.toggle-container.b {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  position: relative;
  border-radius: 5px;
  width: 72px;
  height: 28px;
  background-color: #775b40;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5), 0 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);
  transition-property: background-color;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
  transition-timing-function: linear;
}
.toggle-container.b:has(:checked) {
  background-color: #5698bb;
}
.toggle-container.b .toggle-input {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 2;
  inset: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.toggle-container.b .toggle-handle {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(3, auto);
  justify-content: space-between;
  align-content: space-between;
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 1;
  left: 0;
  border-radius: inherit;
  padding: 9px;
  width: 36px;
  height: 100%;
  transform: translateX(-4px);
  background-image: url("https://assets.codepen.io/4175254/wood-pattern.png");
  background-size: 328px 110px;
  background-position: center;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75), inset 0 -1px 4px #b75301, 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75);
  transition-property: transform;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
}
.b .toggle-input:checked + .toggle-handle {
  transform: translateX(40px);
}

.toggle-container.b .toggle-handle-dot {
  border-radius: 50%;
  width: 4px;
  height: 4px;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px #ad2201, 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75);
}
.toggle-container.b .toggle-text {
  position: absolute;
  margin-top: 1px;
  font-size: 14px;
  color: #fff;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
}
.toggle-container.b .toggle-text.off {
  right: 8px;
}
.toggle-container.b .toggle-text.on {
  left: 12px;
}

.toggle-container.c {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  -moz-column-gap: 16px;
       column-gap: 16px;
  position: relative;
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-input {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 2;
  inset: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-text {
  font-size: 14px;
  color: #766f6a;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75);
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-track-wrapper-wrapper {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  position: relative;
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-track-wrapper {
  filter: drop-shadow(0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75));
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-track {
  border-radius: 50px;
  width: 52px;
  height: 14px;
  background-color: #775b40;
  background-image: radial-gradient(14px 14px at 50% calc(50% + 2px), #775b40 50%, #4b3928 calc(50% + 1px)), radial-gradient(14px 14px at 50% calc(50% + 2px), #775b40 50%, #4b3928 calc(50% + 1px)), linear-gradient(rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) calc(50% - 2px), transparent 50%);
  background-size: 14px 14px, 14px 14px, 100% 100%;
  background-position: 0 0, 100% 0, 0 0;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  -webkit-mask-image: radial-gradient(14px circle, #fff 50%, transparent 0), linear-gradient(transparent 5px, #fff 5px 9px, transparent 0), radial-gradient(14px circle, #fff 50%, transparent 0);
          mask-image: radial-gradient(14px circle, #fff 50%, transparent 0), linear-gradient(transparent 5px, #fff 5px 9px, transparent 0), radial-gradient(14px circle, #fff 50%, transparent 0);
  -webkit-mask-size: 14px 14px, 100% 100%, 14px 14px;
          mask-size: 14px 14px, 100% 100%, 14px 14px;
  -webkit-mask-position: 0 0, 0 0, 100% 0;
          mask-position: 0 0, 0 0, 100% 0;
  -webkit-mask-repeat: no-repeat;
          mask-repeat: no-repeat;
}
.toggle-container.c .toggle-track::before {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  width: inherit;
  height: inherit;
  background-color: #5698bb;
  background-image: radial-gradient(14px 14px at 50% calc(50% + 2px), #5698bb 50%, #33596e calc(50% + 1px)), radial-gradient(14px 14px at 50% calc(50% + 2px), #5698bb 50%, #33596e calc(50% + 1px)), linear-gradient(rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) calc(50% - 2px), transparent 50%);
  background-size: inherit;
  background-position: inherit;
  background-repeat: inherit;
  -webkit-mask: inherit;
          mask: inherit;
  opacity: 0;
  transition-property: opacity;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
  transition-timing-function: linear;
}
.toggle-container.c:has(:checked) .toggle-track::before {
  opacity: 1;
}

.toggle-container.c .toggle-handle {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  position: absolute;
  left: -5px;
  z-index: 1;
  border-radius: 50%;
  width: 24px;
  height: 24px;
  background-image: url("https://assets.codepen.io/4175254/wood-pattern.png");
  background-size: 328px 110px;
  background-position: center;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75), inset 0 -1px 4px #b75301, 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75);
  transition-property: transform;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
}
.toggle-container.c:has(:checked) .toggle-handle {
  transform: translateX(35px);
}
.toggle-container.c:has(:checked) .toggle-handle::before {
  background-color: #5698bb;
}

.toggle-container.c .toggle-handle::before {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  border-radius: 50%;
  width: 6px;
  height: 6px;
  background-color: #775b40;
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5), 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75);
  transition-property: background-color;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
  transition-timing-function: linear;
}

.toggle-container.d {
  position: relative;
  border-radius: 4px;
  width: 76px;
  height: 32px;
  background-image: linear-gradient(rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.125), rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.125)), url("https://assets.codepen.io/4175254/wood-pattern.png");
  background-size: 100% 100%, 328px 110px;
  background-position: center;
  box-shadow: inset 1px 0 1px rgba(73, 31, 1, 0.25), inset -1px 0 1px rgba(73, 31, 1, 0.25), 0 0 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
}
.toggle-container.d .toggle-input {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 2;
  inset: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.toggle-container.d .toggle-handle {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  position: relative;
  border-radius: inherit;
  padding: 8px;
  width: 70px;
  height: inherit;
  background-image: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(73, 31, 1, 0.125), rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.25), rgba(73, 31, 1, 0.25)), url("https://assets.codepen.io/4175254/wood-pattern.png");
  background-size: 200% 100%, 328px 110px;
  background-position: 100% 0, center;
  box-shadow: inset 0 0.5px 1px #e9d38d, inset 1px 0 1px #e9d38d;
  transition-property: transform, background-position, box-shadow;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
}
.toggle-container.d:has(:checked) .toggle-handle {
  transform: translateX(6px);
  background-position: 0 0, center;
  box-shadow: inset 0 0.5px 1px #e9d38d, inset -1px 0 1px #e9d38d;
}

.toggle-container.d .toggle-text {
  position: absolute;
  font-size: 14px;
  color: #775b40;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.75);
  transition-property: transform, color;
  transition-duration: 0.4s;
}
.toggle-container.d .toggle-text.off {
  color: #ac4443;
}
.toggle-container.d:has(:checked) .off {
  transform: translateX(-10%) scaleX(0.8);
  color: #775b40;
}

.toggle-container.d .toggle-text.on {
  right: 8px;
  transform: translateX(10%) scaleX(0.8);
}
.toggle-container.d:has(:checked) .on {
  transform: translateX(0) scaleX(1);
  color: #5297ba;
} 

Final Output:

Creating Wooden Toggle Buttons Using HTML and CSS Source Code.gif

Conclusion:

Congratulations! You've successfully crafted a wooden toggle button using HTML and CSS. Experiment with variations to suit your website's unique style. Happy coding!


Code by: Nicolas Jesenberger

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