HTML5 placeholder css padding


I've seen this post already and tried everything I could to change the padding for my placeholder but alas, it seems it just doesn't want to cooperate.

Anyway, here is the code for the css. (EDIT: This is the generated css from sass)

#search {
  margin-top: 1px;
  display: inline;
  float: left;
  margin-left: 10px;
  margin-right: 10px;
  width: 220px;

#search form {
  position: relative;

#search input {
  padding: 0 10px 0 29px;
  color: #555555;
  border: none;
  background: url('/images/bg_searchbar.png?1296191141') no-repeat;
  width: 180px;
  height: 29px;
  overflow: hidden;

#search input:hover {
  color: #00ccff;
  background-position: 0px -32px;

And here's the simple html:

<div id="search">
    <input type="text" value="" placeholder="Search..." name="q" autocomplete="off" class="">
  <div id="jquery-live-search" style="display: block; position: absolute; top: 15px; width: 219px;">
    <ul id="search-results" class="dropdown">

Pretty simple? the placeholder is off for some reason but when you try to type in the input field, the text is the aligned. It seems that you can only change the color(for webkit) of the placeholder, but if I try to edit the padding of the containing input, it wrecks the design of the input! pulls out hair

Here are screenies of the placeholder and the input field with text input:

text input


For now I have resorted to this jquery plugin.

It works right out of the box and it fixes my chrome's problem. I would still like to uncover what the problem is (if it has something to do with MY chrome or something)

I'm pretty sure it's not the styles since John Catterfeld reproduced it with no problems, so I'm hoping someone out there could still point me to the right direction as to why this is happening to me(my client's chrome as well. So this is probably native to Chrome/OSX if John is using windows)

Best Solution

I got the same issue.

I fixed it by removing line-height from my input. Check if there is some lineheight which is causing the problem