On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Frank wrote: > I'm wondering if there's anyone here who has been using *pure* CSS > formatting for their forms-- no tables to line things up and then > pretty-fy them with CSS. Just using CSS positioning of everything. I > would be very interested in seeing an example and knowing what some > of the gotcha's and pleasant surprises were. Actually, I just did that last night for my personal site (which is about 9x% redesigned at this point. The contact form is at: http://www.io.com/persist1/contact/ ...And predictably enough, the layout turns into a steaming pile of s--t in Netscape 4. If you avoid setting margin properties, a lot of the NN4 issues will go away. On browsers with better support, you can manage to center-justify everything to an imaginary line (thus creating two columns) - a favorite approach of mine - by managing the 'width' and 'margin' attributes of your left column, and setting 'clear: left' to its elements. Depending on what you're trying for, you may also have to play games with whitespace on the browser canvas (e.g. <br /> ...). P.S. Your message wasn't offtopic at all. :-) HTH -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"