Form without tables

To create a form using tables, even a beginner webmaster can do it, but for formatting a tableless form, some skills are required. Let's consider a simple example, such as a login form.

Form code:

<div id="login_form">
    <form action="#" method="post">
        <div class="input_row">
            <label for="username">User:</label>
            <input type="text" id="username" name="username"/>

<div class="input_row"> <label for="password">Password:</label> <input type="password" id="password" name="password"/> </div>

<div id="button_login"> <button type="submit">Login</button> </div> </form> </div>

Form itself is placed in a div so that you can attach styles to it (for example, to change the background, positioning, etc.)

Wrap each row in a div to create spacing. CSS for our example is as follows:

    width: 300px;
    height: 90px;
    background-color: #C7D4E0;
    padding: 30px;
    border-radius: 10px;
    border: 1px solid #4046F6;

label{ width: 150px; float: left; text-align: left; font-family: Georgia; }

input{ width: 150px; background-color: #FFFFFF; color: #FFFFFF; font-family: Georgia; border: 1px solid #B7C2F6; }

input:focus{ border: 1px solid #d76269; }

.input_row{ margin-bottom: 10px; }

#button_login{ margin: 0px 150px; display:inline-block; }

The form's appearance is defined - size, background color, borders, rounded corners. The label and input are floated to the left. Using text-align on the label, you can set the text alignment (left or right). Pay attention to the geometry of the form and its components (make sure the label and input fit within the form). For additional styling, we set styles for the input fields and change the border color when they are focused.

The final touch is positioning the button below the input fields (using margin in our case). The result looks something like this:

formYou can download the complete example (just in case =) ) here: form