alt131 - 1:56 pm on Jun 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi whatson, and welcome to css. Whew! A lot of questions in there. Styling forms can be tricky because they are part of the user interface so your mileage will vary browser to browser. Text-boxes aren't so bad, and the first two articles in a search on "styling forms" are a reasonably good start.