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changing input field background color on jquery validation

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I am implementing jquery form validation and would like to have the input field background color changed depending on the validation status. (red on error and green on success)

I got to a point where the background color changes on error but the input field becomes... 'ugly' looking one. How do I change only the background color?

Also is there a way to change the background color / message when the input entry is valid or successful?
<html>

<head>

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://dev.jquery.com/view/trunk/plugins/validate/jquery.validate.js"></script>

<style type="text/css">

#commentForm label.error {

	font-size:11px;

	color:red;

}

label.valid {

	background: url('/js/jquery/img/valid.gif') no-repeat;

	height:21px;

	width:21px;

	display:block;

	padding-left: 21px;

}

input.error, input select.error {

	background-color: red;

}

</style>

<script>

  $(document).ready(function(){

    $("#commentForm").validate({

		rules: {

			cemail: {

				required: true,

				email: true

			}

		},

		messages: {

			cemail: {

				required: "<img src='/img/invalid.gif' style='vertical-align: bottom; margin-left: 5px;'><br>Please enter the Email address",

				email: "<img src='/invalid.gif' style='vertical-align: top; margin-top:1px; margin-left: 5px;'><br>Invalid Email address"

			}

		},

		submitHandler: function() { alert("Submitted!") }

	});

  });

</script>

</head>

<body>

<form id="commentForm" name="commentForm" method="get" action="">

  <fieldset>

  <p>

    <label for="cemail">E-Mail</label>

    <em>*</em>

    <input id="cemail" name="cemail" size="25" />

  </p>

  </fieldset>

</form>

</body>

</html>

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Question by:eccen
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This script based on YUI seems to be closer to what you want.  You can do it in jQuery, but it will probably be more work.  You will probably want to redo some of the validation script.
http://blog.jc21.com/staging/jsvalidate_yui.php
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by:Albert Van Halen
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In case of an error in the validation, the class error is applied to the form element(s).
You can define an .error rule in your css.
Specify background-color in this rule.

There's no rule applied in case of succesfull validation.
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by:Albert Van Halen
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Oops, saw that you allready applied it... Sorry
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