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Label Placement - In Field?

  1. Is it possible to customize / hack the code to have the Field Labels Show up INSIDE of the fields? I have a sidebar form that I want to create. It needs to be as compact as possible. Can I change the CSS/Javascripts so that everytime "right aligned" is selected it actually aligns inside fo the field?

    My guess is that "everything is possible" - but I wanted to check the feasibility before I pay a subcontracted developer to do this for me.

    Here is an example: http://www.viget.com/inspire/a-better-jquery-in-field-label-plugin/

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday December 12, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Hey there, you would hide the existing field labels with a CSS rule, then you can use this method to add the placeholder text inside the inputs.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/clearing-default-form-field-values-with-jquery/

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday December 13, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Gotcha! Makes sense, I'm not a developer but I think I can get it figured out on my own. Thanks! I never noticed the "default" value option!

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday December 13, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Right on! I'll leave this thread open so let me know if you run into any issues. Also, I'd be interested in seeing your success as well - have fun!

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday December 13, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Hey there,

    I have it working on 1 website: http://lifestylesentertainment.com/

    BUT

    Can't get it to work on a different website: http://dev.djwebsitedesign.com/liquid/weddings/

    I keep checking over and over again and I am pretty certain everything is identical. Do you have any ideas on what could be causing the 2nd instance not to work? Is it a conflict of scripts?

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday December 22, 2011 | Permalink
  6. It most likely is a conflict, this could be coming in via a plugin or the theme itself. I would try testing for that as laid out here to see if you can pinpoint it:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Testing_for_a_Theme/Plugin_Conflict

    Let me know what you come up with there.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday December 22, 2011 | Permalink
  7. Thanks for all of your help. I de-bugged, isolated to the theme. Then all I had to do was move the script up a few lines in the header...and it worked. Maybe something with the ordering. But I don't really know b/c I am not a developer! Thanks again.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday December 22, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Great, glad to help!

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday December 22, 2011 | Permalink

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