How to change the background colors of the <meter> tag using CSS

How to change the background colors of the <meter> tag using CSS

make your meter tags look more stylish and colorful by using basic css

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vivek m
·Sep 1, 2022·

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The HTML5 meter tag is an easy and useful tool when you want to show a visual indication of numeric values. It can also be a great way to display numeric ranges in a way that helps to take action when necessary. For example, to show : bandwidth usage, API usage limits, etc. In this tutorial we take a quick look at how you can use basic CSS to style the meter tag so that it blends with your existing design.

HTML5 meter tag with a value between min and low

Screenshot 2022-09-01 224836.png

<label class="label" for="stress">Stress level:</label>

<meter id="stress"
       min="0" max="100"
       low="33" high="66" optimum="80"
       value="25">    
</meter>

CSS to change the background color of the HTML5 meter tag when the value is between min and low


:-moz-sub-sub-optimal{
background:#99f2c8;
}
 ::-webkit-meter-even-less-good-value{
 background:#99f2c8;
 }

HTML5 meter tag with a value between low and high

Screenshot 2022-09-01 224724.png

<label class="label" for="stress">Stress level:</label>

<meter id="stress"
       min="0" max="100"
       low="33" high="66" optimum="80"
       value="65">    
</meter>

CSS to change the background color of the HTML5 meter tag when the value is between low and high


:-moz-sub-optimal{
background:#FF416C;
}
 ::-webkit-meter-suboptimum-value{
 background:#FF416C;
 }

HTML5 meter tag with a value above optimal

Screenshot 2022-09-01 224802.png

<label class="label" for="stress">Stress level:</label>

<meter id="stress"
       min="0" max="100"
       low="33" high="66" optimum="80"
       value="85">    
</meter>

CSS to change the background color of the HTML5 meter tag when the value is optimal


:-moz-optimal{
background:#8E2DE2;
} 
::-webkit-meter-optimum-value{
background:#8E2DE2;
}

CSS to change the background of the whole HTML5 meter tag (the blue part in the screenshot)

<style>

::-webkit-meter-bar{
background:#396afc;
}

::-moz-meter-bar{
background:#396afc;
}

</style>

Some basic CSS that I used before taking the screenshots

.label{
font-weight:bold;
font-size:2em;
}

body,html{
background: #F7971E; 
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(to right, #FFD200, #F7971E);  
background: linear-gradient(to right, #FFD200, #F7971E); 
}

#stress{
height:3em;
width:300px;
}
 
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