[thelist] "forms' in CSS

Egor Kloos studio at dutchcelt.nl
Tue Aug 26 14:00:15 CDT 2003

Bill Hughey wrote:
> Anyone have any pointers for replacing forms with CSS layout controls? 
>  Example code is most welcome.

Sorry, you lost me there.
CSS doesn't contain any control functions like a button does. CSS can 
add style to HTML markup for example but can't add any functionality to 
it. Nor should it be able to.
You can 'control' the formating of forms object with CSS. Width, 
height, background color of even font size. Each browser handels these 
'widgets' differently and often need just that bit more attention when 
applying a style to it. Opera, Mozilla and the sad old Internet Exporer 
all handle these in their own way.
Usually I handle the styling of these objects at the end of a 
production phase if I bother with them at all. Remember, users will use 
familiar looking Form objects more readily that those that are heavily 
styled, so apply with care.

If you can provide a little more information on what you really need I 
would be happy to help you out with some example code.

Egor Kloos

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