Beautiful Custom Select Box Plugin With jQuery - custom-select

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Beautiful Custom Select Box Plugin With jQuery - custom-select

custom-select is a jQuery plugin which converts standard select box into beautiful, styleable dropdown list with custom caret symbols.

How to use it:

1. Link jQuery library and the jQuery custom-select plugin to your html page.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="custom-select.js"></script>

2. Wrap the normal select box into a DIV container with the data-select-box attribute as follows:

<div data-select-box>
    <option value="1">Pizza</option>
    <option value="2">Steak</option>
    <option value="3">Fish</option>
    <option value="4">Pasta</option>

3. Style the dropdown list in the CSS

.custom_select {
  float: left;
  margin: 0 20px;

.select_opts { background-color: #ECECEC; }

.option_title, .option { padding: 8px 20px; }

.option_title {
  font-weight: 600;
  padding-right: 30px;
  background-color: #ECECEC;

.option { border-top: 1px solid #FFF; }

.option:hover { background-color: #E2E2E2; }

.option.current {
  color: #FFF;
  background-color: #17bed0;

.option_title::selection { background-color: transparent; }

.option_title::-moz-selection {
  background-color: transparent;

4. Create pure CSS downwards-pointing and upwards-pointing arrows for the dropdown list.

.arrow {
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-left: 5px solid transparent;
  border-right: 5px solid transparent;
  border-top: 5px solid black;

.custom_select.opened .arrow {
  border-bottom: 5px solid #17bed0;
  border-top: none;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by mario-iliev. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.