How to remove padding on a submit button?

Posted on 2008-06-20
Last Modified: 2008-06-28
I'm trying to make a submit button, with an image as background-image, which works perfectly in firefox but in IE6 and 7 there is some padding I can't seem to get rid of.

My HTML code:
<input type="submit" value="" id="submit">

My CSS code:

Any ideas how to get rid of the padding? IE versions and forms/inputs are always so annoying.
Question by:bt33
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Expert Comment

ID: 21830663
I usually do it with an inline css

<input type="submit" value="" id="submit" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">

Author Comment

ID: 21830747
inline css? display:inline;? doesn't seem to work for me.

Author Comment

ID: 21830774
Now I think of it, the background-image doesn't start at the topleft, I assumed it was padding but maybe the background-image isn't set correctly somehow.

Accepted Solution

bt33 earned 0 total points
ID: 21831094
Got it working, not completely sure how but here is the code I use now:

<input type="submit" value="" style="padding:0; margin:0; position:absolute; top:0; left:193px; background-image:url(srchbtn.gif); border:0px; height:29px; width:105px;">

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