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Horizontal form layout

  1. walt
    Member

    Currently I'm working on a form with, on a few lines, 2 single line text fields next to each other.

    To position the two 2 single line text fields on the same line I'm using the following css:

    /*left section*/
    #field_2_3, #field_2_4, #field_2_8,#field_2_15,#field_2_17{
    float: left;
    width: 45%;
    clear: both;
    }
    
    /*right section*/
    #field_2_16,#field_2_18{
    float: left;
    width: 45%;
    }
    
    .button{
    float: left;
    width: 100px;
    margin: 15px 0px 0px 0px;
    clear: both;
    }

    an example can be seen here:

    http://dev.villageocelandes.fr/huren

    I have the following questions:

    1. the css I'm using seems not to work well with IE7. How can this be fixed?
    2. How can I expand some of the input fields? Now they all the same size.

    Also suggestions for a different css approach are more than welcome. It would be nice to have a video tutorial on how to position 2 or more fields on the same line.

    Thanks,
    Walt

    Posted 12 years ago on Saturday December 12, 2009 | Permalink
  2. you're headed in the right direction.. just need to float the first < li > left and let the next one automatically wrap to the right of it. I put a css snippet up on a previous post that worked fine in all the browsers.

    http://forum.gravityhelp.com/topic/data-fields-in-same-row#post-878

    You can target the input fields directly by using their id as in the example below.

    input#input_2_15 {width:230px;}
    input#input_2_17 {width:250px;}

    I plan to add some styling tutorials and examples after the first of the year. Thanks for the feedback.

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday December 13, 2009 | Permalink
  3. walt
    Member

    Thanks for the prompt response. It seems to work fine when I use the css below:

    li#field_2_15, li#field_2_17 {width:55%; float:left}
    li#field_2_3 {clear:both}
    
    input#input_2_15, input#input_2_17 {width:296px;}
    input#input_2_16, input#input_2_18 {width:200px;}

    Thanks again,
    Walt

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday December 13, 2009 | Permalink
  4. Great. I'm glad it worked for you. Thanks for the update.

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday December 13, 2009 | Permalink