fixing column width of password field in Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer, the password field is a bit smaller than a regular textfield, causing them not to line up neatly. A very annoying little bug that messes up your page layout.

Firefox, Chrome and Safari behave nicely here.

The problem is caused by the font type Internet Explorer uses for it’s password field. This is often different than the other fields. I found a simple trick to make them equal size: set the same font on all the fields with CSS.

The easy way is to put the following code in your HTML page header:

<style type="text/css">
  { font-family: sans-serif; }

Now, all input items  on the page have the same font, making sure that Internet Explorer renders them with equal length.

In case you’re wondering where the name sans-serif comes from, check out an interesting explanation here of the classification of fonts.

Een reactie achterlaten

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

By using this site you acknowledge the use of cookies (which are mostly harmless, btw) More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below you are agreeing to these settings.