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Custom File Input Styling

If you're interested in Webkit/Blink/Chrome specific styling, there is a proprietary pseudo element to hide, and then use an also non-standard psudeo-on-an-input:

<input type="file" class="custom-file-input">
.custom-file-input::-webkit-file-upload-button {
  visibility: hidden;
}
.custom-file-input::before {
  content: 'Select some files';
  display: inline-block;
  background: linear-gradient(top, #f9f9f9, #e3e3e3);
  border: 1px solid #999;
  border-radius: 3px;
  padding: 5px 8px;
  outline: none;
  white-space: nowrap;
  -webkit-user-select: none;
  cursor: pointer;
  text-shadow: 1px 1px #fff;
  font-weight: 700;
  font-size: 10pt;
}
.custom-file-input:hover::before {
  border-color: black;
}
.custom-file-input:active::before {
  background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #e3e3e3, #f9f9f9);
}

Demo

See the Pen Custom File Inputs in WebKit/Blink by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen

Fair warning: it doesn't show you the file name selected, but you might be able to tweak it to do that. I find typically these days you're triggering an event after file selection and snagging the data that way anyway.

WTF Forms

Always worth checking out how WTF forms does it also:

See the Pen File Input from WTF Forms by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.

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