Beautify Select BOX

I have one select box and till some point i have modied to beatutify it but i want that it should be look great.

Just awesome i can't describe how but it should really appeal to the eyes, i am currently using this:

using any DOM can change the stuff because currently it is looking not so cool
<select name="category" class="textfield_select" id="category" size="5">
      	<cfoutput query="Stuff">
        	<option value="#catID#">#catName#</option>
.textfield_select    {
 /*we will first set the border styles.*/
 border-width: 1px;
 border-style: solid;
 border-color: #ffcc00;
 /*we are now going to add in the shadow image that we created earlier*/
 background-repeat: repeat-x;
 background-image: url(corecontrol/img/bgcolor.jpg);
 /*I am going to add some text formatting of my own*/
 font-family: Calibri, Verdana, tahoma;
 font-size: 12px;
 color: #ffffff;
 width: 185px;
 .textfield_select:hover    {
 border-color: #6699ff;
 border-width: 1px;
 .textfield_select:focus    {
 border-color: #ffcc66;
 border-width: 1px;

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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOAsked:
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOAuthor Commented:
both links are like adding extra custom too many JS files
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I feel your pain, sadly I don't believe there is a CSS solution to this issue.  The select element is "special" and doesn't like being styled.  The accepted standard to do what it sounds like you want to do is to use UL tags which can be styled heavily.

Just try googling, I found this page, looks good but I'm not sure:


...still though, getting the sucker to post will likely involve some nasty JS.
...perhaps you could style a textbox within each <li> so that it will simply appear as text to be selected.
Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOAuthor Commented:
can u tell how should i design the url tags inside that they should exactly as beautiful select box.
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