CSS Message Boxes With CSS3

Posted on Sunday June 12, 2011 / by Eric Potvin

When you develop Web Applications, and you display messages to the user, it is nice to make them as clear as possible. In addition, colors can give the user a quick look on what is going on.

Here's some example of message boxes using css3 that might be helpful for your Website.

Info message
Successful operation message
Warning message
Error message

Here's the source

.info, .success, .warning, .error {
    border: 1px solid;
    margin: 15px 0px;
    padding:15px 20px 15px 55px;
    width: 500px;	
    font: bold 12px verdana;
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 5px #888;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 5px#888;
    box-shadow: 0 0 5px #888;
    text-shadow: 2px 2px 2px #ccc;
    -webkit-border-radius: 15px;
    -moz-border-radius: 15px;
    border-radius: 15px;
.info {
    color: #00529B;
    background: #BDE5F8 url('http://mydomain.com/images/icon-info.png') no-repeat 10px center;
.success {
    color: #4F8A10;
    background: #DFF2BF url('http://mydomain.com/images/icon-tick.png') no-repeat 10px center;
.warning {
    color: #9F6000;
    background: #FEEFB3 url('http://mydomain.com/images/icon-warning.png') no-repeat 10px center;
.error {
    color: #D8000C;
    background: #FFBABA url('http://mydomain.com/images/icon-cross.png') no-repeat 10px center;


<div class="info">Info message</div>
<div class="success">Successful operation message</div>
<div class="warning">Warning message</div>
<div class="error">Error message</div>