[thelist] Styling in-line elements

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 17 16:01:07 CDT 2009

2009/3/17 Jack Timmons <jorachim at gmail.com>:
> On a side note, though, regarding my previous example of using labels in the
> midst of paragraph elements, what are your thoughts?

That does sound crazy if you mean they're hidden away like mystery
meat navigation.  If you meant <p><label ... /></p> (without non-label
content in the paragraph), then that's not as bad.  But if you're
doing that because your labels are quite long, it would be better to
have your paragraph(s) before the field and keep your label brief.

> You see, we're trying to develop these forms so they hold the user's hand as
> much as possible (that's what has been requested), so often there's a nice
> explanation before an input element. Perhaps it would be best to both have
> the explanation and then a separate label....you know what, that actually
> would be better.

I agree.


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