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CSS: Styling Forms
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CSS: Styling Forms

with Ray Villalobos

Video: Welcome

Hello! I'm Ray Villalobos and welcome to CSS: Styling Forms. In this course I'm going to show you how to use CSS to style forms and form elements. I'll start by showing you basic form inputs and how to code forms to improve usability. Then I'll show you how to create special styles for individual form elements, like custom check box and radio buttons. We'll see how to lay out forms by grouping them and positioning them with pixel-level precision. Finally, I'll show you how to combine jQuery with CSS to validate and style feedback to users on required fields.

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CSS: Styling Forms
4h 1m Beginner Jan 20, 2012

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This course covers CSS best practices and techniques for styling and structuring forms. Author Ray Villalobos explains how forms work, best practices for structuring HTML, new additions to forms in HTML5, and how to style individual elements. The course discusses how to use CSS to style traditional and custom elements and reviews browser discrepancies, custom elements, and custom fonts and how to style for different types of user feedback. Advanced CSS layouts and design patterns and issues specific to styling for handhelds are also covered.

Topics include:
  • Creating forms with the
    element
  • Adding labels and basic usability features
  • Navigating elements between browsers
  • Styling the background
  • Creating input and button fields
  • Working with select fields
  • Floating and positioning grouped elements
  • Using HTML5 input types
  • Resizing elements and adjusting the view for mobile devices
  • Adding jQuery navigation
  • Designing validation feedback
Subjects:
Web Forms Web Design
Software:
CSS
Author:
Ray Villalobos

Welcome

Hello! I'm Ray Villalobos and welcome to CSS: Styling Forms. In this course I'm going to show you how to use CSS to style forms and form elements. I'll start by showing you basic form inputs and how to code forms to improve usability. Then I'll show you how to create special styles for individual form elements, like custom check box and radio buttons. We'll see how to lay out forms by grouping them and positioning them with pixel-level precision. Finally, I'll show you how to combine jQuery with CSS to validate and style feedback to users on required fields.

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