We just covered The Current State of Styling Selects in 2019, but we didn’t get nearly as far and fancy as Julie Grundy gets here. There is a decent chunk of JavaScript that powers it, so I’m still very much eyeballing browsers’ recent interest in giving us more powerful selects in (presumably) just HTML and CSS.

I tossed a fork on CodePen in case you just wanna see the final result.

See the Pen
Custom Select Input
by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier)
on CodePen.

This is also the first article in the 2019 edition of 24 Ways, the long-running and wonderful annual advent calendar for developers that is worth reading every single year.

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