This is an interesting post, with a good tip for how to apply field labels to TextBox fields on web forms. I did however find one point that was made interesting and it made me think...
The problem is how to design this form cause there are no tables by default and also tables are not state of the art today.
I guess the reason I find this interesting is because I only partially agree with his statement. Tables are not "state of the art" today, but I believe this only applies to your overall page layout, not necessarily to forms on your page. I feel like using a table to layout a form in a tabular format is absolutely appropriate, and really the only way to effectively layout a form with lots of fields that you may not necessarily want to layout strictly with vertical orientation (all fields and labels on top of each other). Am I the only one that feels this way? I still use tables to layout my forms, at least partially because I've not found an effective and easy way to use CSS to layout a form in tabular orientation. Am I still in the dark ages and missing something?
10-11-2006 10:04 AM