You may want your text boxes to be larger than the default size. This is possible with CSS. You can also style the text beside the checkbox. See the examples below to learn how you can style html textboxes.
In this example, we gave all input items a background-color of light blue - but that made the button blue too. To fix that, we simply gave the button an id re-wrote the style definition, and made sure it was placed at the bottom of the CSS file. We then made sure people knew when a textbox was a required field by giving it a red border.
Create your own customized text boxes using CSS before moving ahead.