[Pro] best way to do this (drop down list)

Hi,

I have a contact form and I want to add a question that asks which browser they are using. I am so short on space and I initially wanted it to look like this…

Which browser are you using? (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer)

and they would type theirs in

But I am out of room.

Can I please find out how to make an easy drop down List (not sure if this is name) so the people can just “choose” the one from a list.

I do not even know if this will show up in the email I get from the contact form doing it this way.

Thanks,

Barry


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In your Contact form (presuming that you have used a table structure) Click in the cell that you want the list to appear in Insert>Menu/List

Reduce the height of the box that appears to 1 line in height then create your options within the Inspector, 3rd Tab

Name: Browser Type

And then create your options

Choose one

Explorer

Opera

Chrome

Safari

etc.

Example here: http://www.deltadesign.co/formtest.html

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Absolutely flawless!!!

Worked perfectly (even without me using a table) for my contact form.

Love it!!!

Appreciate your time and experience.

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Dave,

1 small simple question.

When the email comes to me after I did the test in the contact form, the order displayed was

NAME:
EMAIL:
MESSAGE:
Browser TYPE:

I imagine this order is because I added the BROWSER TYPE last as part of my contact form.
In my form it is name, email, browser, message but I am sure the placement makes new difference.

is there an easy way to have it display like this when I get my email…

NAME:
EMAIL
BROWSER TYPE:
MESSAGE:

thanks,

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Lay it out in a table in order and the fields will be in order.

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what if i did not use a table and all looks good, is in order and works? do i need a table to get the fields in order?

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what if i did not use a table and all looks good, is in order and works? do i need a table to get the fields in order?

No. Tables are not necessary. Some people find tables easier to work with than other construction methods but there’s no hard and fast rule here. If it’s working to your satisfaction then run with it.

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Yea Todd, but did you read the thread above re: contact fields and order?

I have something with my contact form field order.

Let me know your thoughts as far as above.

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Dave,

if I keep with my contact format of no table,

can I

  1. delete the MESSAGE area of the contact form
    Then would that make the browser 3rd in position
  2. Then add back the message in to the contact form

Would this then get the desired order of name, email, browser, message?

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Ok,

Dave,

I was able to get the MESSAGE to appear last and after the browser by deleting the message box and then putting it back it.

now it gets to me as

NAME, email, browser, message

thanks for always supporting and helping me to learn on my own too!

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Would this then get the desired order of name, email, browser, message?

The general rule is that creation order will determine the order of the output but to guarantee the order a table will do the trick. See my previous example at http://www.deltadesign.co/formtest.html

The reason I recommend a table structure is that if text size is increased in the browser then the legend text will stay with the fields they relate to. This will not happen with individually drawn elements.

In your case, because you are using graphic text, you dont have that problem because your text cannot increase in size - you also have un indexable/searchable text. Bad SEO karma!

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thanks Dave,

see my email about scmoothscroll if possible too.

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