Saturday, November 3, 2012

Standard Form Markup

We have a confusion over what will be our best HTML form markup. I have faced this problem recently. So, I am sharing my experiences here.

Semantic Markup

First of all we can use the normal HTML elements to create a simple form. Below is the code block for this:
Legend Name

Definition List

Now, we can have a full control of our HTML markup elements using the definition list. It's more flexible than the previous structure. Let's see the code below:

With this structure, we can apply CSS style to the elements. We will apply float: left and a common width to dt. And float: right and a common width to dd. To remove all the styling of dt and dd we apply clear style to dl. This will give us a two column layout structure.
I prefer this option, though there are many ways to have the same look and fill, but this is the simplest and effective way.


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