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Create a CSS form design with a clean and pure

This tutorial illustrates a proposal about how to design a pure CSS form without using html tables.

Clean and pure CSS FORM design

Step 1: HTML Code
Create a new page index.html and copy and past this code into the tag <body>:

<div id=”stylized” class=”myform”>
<form id=”form” name=”form” method=”post” action=”index.html”>
<h1>Sign-up form</h1>
<p>This is the basic look of my form without table</p>

<label>Name
<span class=”small”>Add your name</span>
</label>
<input type=”text” name=”name” id=”name” />

<label>Email
<span class=”small”>Add a valid address</span>
</label>
<input type=”text” name=”email” id=”email” />

<label>Password
<span class=”small”>Min. size 6 chars</span>
</label>
<input type=”text” name=”password” id=”password” />

<button type=”submit”>Sign-up</button>
<div class=”spacer”></div>

</form>
</div>

How you can see from the code above, the structure of our CSS form is the following:

Clean and pure CSS FORM design

I used <label> for the name of each input element and <span> tag for the short description. All labels and input elements have float CSS property set to left;

Step 2: CSS Code
Copy and paste the following CSS code in the <head> tag of your page:

body{
font-family:”Lucida Grande”, “Lucida Sans Unicode”, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:12px;
}
p, h1, form, button{border:0; margin:0; padding:0;}
.spacer{clear:both; height:1px;}
/* ———– My Form ———– */
.myform{
margin:0 auto;
width:400px;
padding:14px;
}

/* ———– stylized ———– */
#stylized{
border:solid 2px #b7ddf2;
background:#ebf4fb;
}
#stylized h1 {
font-size:14px;
font-weight:bold;
margin-bottom:8px;
}
#stylized p{
font-size:11px;
color:#666666;
margin-bottom:20px;
border-bottom:solid 1px #b7ddf2;
padding-bottom:10px;
}
#stylized label{
display:block;
font-weight:bold;
text-align:right;
width:140px;
float:left;
}
#stylized .small{
color:#666666;
display:block;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:normal;
text-align:right;
width:140px;
}
#stylized input{
float:left;
font-size:12px;
padding:4px 2px;
border:solid 1px #aacfe4;
width:200px;
margin:2px 0 20px 10px;
}
#stylized button{
clear:both;
margin-left:150px;
width:125px;
height:31px;
background:#666666 url(img/button.png) no-repeat;
text-align:center;
line-height:31px;
color:#FFFFFF;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
}

This is only a proposal for the form layout. You can reuse this code changing all properties how you prefer.

Download source code

http://woork.blogspot.com/2008/06/clean-and-pure-css-form-design.html

postimg:
http://www.triah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/css-form-design-1.png

4 thoughts on “Create a CSS form design with a clean and pure

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