20th Apr 2008

CSS Based Percentage Bar

For one of my projects I had to create a visual representation of two percentages being compared side by side. I decided to do this using divs and CSS. With this design, all I have to do is set a value in my PHP for the width of the div highlighted in bold below and the sizing takes care of itself.

Here is what I came up with:


<div class=”scoreBars”>
<div class=”scoreDivider”></div>

<div style=”width: 42%; height: 22px;background-color: #99CC00; position:absolute; top:0px; left:0px”></div>

<div style=” width:100%;height: 22px; position: absolute; z-index: 2; top: 0px; left: 0px;”>
<div style=”float: left; margin-top: 3px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-weight: bold;”> 42% </div>
<div style=”float: right; margin-top: 3px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-weight: bold;”> 58% </div>



border:1px solid #999999;

/*This sets the color representing the right had side of the bars. The left hand value set in the HTML about simply covers this background color, so all I have to do is set the width for the div covering this color.*/

/*The divider is simply a div with a right border that divides over all length of the bars into halves giving us an indication where 50% is.*/
border:dashed #FFFFFF;
border-width:0px 1px 0px 0px;


CSS Percent Bars

2 Responses to “CSS Based Percentage Bar”

  1. dashed border in as3 flex Says:

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  2. Techie Talks Says:

    The progress bar looks great!