Tweaking Mark up code

on this page here: http://deidremccalla.com/what'snew2.html

i would like the green color around the yahoo groups mark-up item to extend a bit below the email address entry area. i’m pretty pleased with myself for already figuring out how to change the color and other things in the original html, but i can’t figure out if extending that area is possible.

here’s the current code:

form method=“get”
action=“Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos
style=“background-color: #99CCCC; width: 260px; padding: 0px 1px”>

Subscribe to my deidremccalla yahoo group!
</form

Note: i took off some carets at the beginning and end of this; i wasn’t sure if the full code would make the item here!


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I would recommend that you simply create the form in Freeway, and use
an HTML box to create the green background. That would give you the
most control over the layout.

Pull down the Page menu to Form Setup. Change the Method picker to
GET, and copy and paste the Action from your form code into the field
provided.

Then draw an HTML box on the page where you want it to appear, or get
a text cursor flashing in the existing text box and choose Insert >
HTML Item to get an inline HTML box. Click on that box, change its
background color and other styling, and then click inside it to get a
text cursor. Choose Insert > Text Field to get the form field, then
click on the right-most tab of the inspector and change the Name of
that field to ‘user’.

With just that, your form should work as before (delete the one you
hand-entered). Then you can modify the look and feel directly in
Freeway, without having to play hunt-and-peck with the CSS.

(If all you just want the CSS you need to make this happen right now,
then you could do one of two things: give your text input some amount
of margin-bottom, or give your form some padding-bottom. EIther one
will do the trick.)

Walter

On Sep 5, 2008, at 1:21 PM, deidremc wrote:

on this page here: http://deidremccalla.com/what'snew2.html

i would like the green color around the yahoo groups mark-up item
to extend a bit below the email address entry area. i’m pretty
pleased with myself for already figuring out how to change the
color and other things in the original html, but i can’t figure out
if extending that area is possible.

here’s the current code:

form method=“get”
action=“Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos
style=“background-color: #99CCCC; width: 260px; padding: 0px
1px”>

Subscribe to my deidremccalla yahoo group!
</form

Note: i took off some carets at the beginning and end of this; i
wasn’t sure if the full code would make the item here!


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i’ve printed out your reply and will try it. when you say to Paste the action, is it the entire line with quotes:

action=”Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos

or do i leave out action= ?


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The latter. You want (to be absolutely pedantic) the value of the
form’s action attribute to go into the Action field in the Page >
Form Setup dialog.

Walter

On Sep 5, 2008, at 2:47 PM, deidremc wrote:

i’ve printed out your reply and will try it. when you say to Paste
the action, is it the entire line with quotes:

action=”Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos

or do i leave out action= ?


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Sometime around 5/9/08 (at 14:47 -0400) deidremc said:

or do i leave out action= ?

Leave out the quotes as well! Those are wrapped around the content
you put into that field automatically in the code that Freeway makes
for you.

k


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well, i think i sort of got it.

http://deidremccalla.com/what'snew2.html

i’m not intuitively getting how to control the size of the form. i would prefer it to be one, long line but the html won’t bend to my uninformed will. actually, a lot of how that page renders confounds me. guess i’ll curl up with the manual again this evening. thanks for getting me this far along.


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