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Limiting "Form Sprawl" - HOW TO ?

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Hello,

Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".

Thanks

-- Adam --

Jul 20 '05 #1
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On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 10:38:09 -0700, Adam Smith <ad*******@econ.com> wrote:
Hello,

Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".

Thanks

-- Adam --

Why not set font-size to 100% throughout?
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 14:20:17 -0400, Neal <ne*****@yahoo.com> wrote:
On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 10:38:09 -0700, Adam Smith <ad*******@econ.com>
wrote:
Hello,

Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".

Thanks

-- Adam --

Why not set font-size to 100% throughout?

I misread, this therefore makes little sense.

Why do you need table data cells smaller than what goes into them - why
not enlarge the table cell?

13px is awfully small to some users and cannot be easily resized in IE.
I'm not sure how this works exactly in forms, frankly, but come on, if
you've read in ciwa* newsgroups before you should know better than to size
screen fonts in px.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 10:38:09 -0700, Adam Smith <ad*******@econ.com> wrote:
Hello,

Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".


Perhaps more-specific advice could be provided if you listed a location
with your current efforts.

In general, though, is not a great idea to use px or pt when setting
sizes, except perhaps for borders. This statement has nothing to do with
your question, though. A URL and more detail could help.

--
Accessible web designs go easily unnoticed;
the others are remembered and avoided forever.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Adam Smith wrote:
Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".

What exactly is "form sprawl" to you? I can guess but it may not be the
same idea as yours. A sample URL would be nice especially if it sprawled.

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Jul 20 '05 #5

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Adam Smith <ad*******@econ.com> wrote:
Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".


You can set the text-size in a <form> with CSS. Example:

<style type="text/css">
<!--
input
{ font-size:13px;border:1px; }
-->
</style>

<form action="void">
<input name="test" type="text" size="30" maxlength="30">
</form>

HTH, Fabian

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Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK * http://fkurz.net/
Jul 20 '05 #6

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On Sun, 25 Jul 2004, Fabian Kurz wrote:
You can set the text-size in a <form> with CSS. Example:
Well, you can *propose* it. Whether the client agent will action it
is another matter.
input
{ font-size:13px;border:1px; }
Hmmm. Thus increasing the probability that the reader will have to
intervene, AFAICS.
HTH,


Well, it shows you can read the spec no better than the rest, but I'm
not impressed about the usability of the advice based on it. I'd
recommend switching to "receive" for a while... and keeping in mind
that presentation details are really more a matter for the
corresponding stylesheets usenet group.

have fun
Jul 20 '05 #7

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Adam Smith wrote:
Hello,

Designing a form, with field layout in a table to maintain consistency
in appearance. Table field heights set to 13 pxs. Textfield default
height is 24 pxs. how can I reduce it so as to prevent "Form Sprawl".


Use em. What happens when you try ctrl-mousewheelscroll?

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Rienier
Jul 20 '05 #8

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