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Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Hello,

I've been combing through threads and haven't managed to find this scenario. I'm trying to create an embed form to replace this form:

Contact M-Files for Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Solutions

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And I've gotten this far:

https://www.m-files.com/en/marketo-test-form

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Is this style possible with Marketo's forms? Did I miss this thread somewhere?

Thanks!

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Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Hey Michelle-

I've setup a basic template to house an example of the form here: FLEX Form CSS - Digital Pi

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The CSS for this form is included below, you should be able to copy/paste this into the Custom CSS on your form to put it into play on your end.

It'd probably be best to clone your live form and apply these changes to the clone to test before you implement it. You can also copy/paste the existing Custom CSS into a word doc or simple text editor to save as a backup.

Here's a quick look at where to find the Custom CSS on your form:

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You'll also need to do a little work in the Field Details tab to create the fieldsets and place your fields into them. I've included a shot below of what the setup looks like on my end (and there's also an annotated copy of this on the live example linked above). You can create a new fieldset the same way you'd add a new field/rich text to the form and then drag-and-drop the fields into the middle of the fieldset. I've labeled each fieldset in the editor so it makes a little more sense to anyone coming along in the future who isn't as familiar with the setup. These labels (legends) are hidden in the live view, so they can be used to hold comments/info as you see fit.

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*NOTE: For the sake of keeping this inline with this example, this form IS NOT styled to accommodate other inputs like a checkbox or radio (anything that doesn't currently exist on the form). Those will need a more specific set of styles, maybe something to tackle or add-on down the road. I've tested on Chrome, Firefox, IE 11 and Safari (mobile and desktop) to be sure this'll work out without a hitch, please let me know if you come across anything that's acting weird.

/* all form elements */

form.mktoForm * {

font-size: 1em !important;

font-family: 'Open Sans', "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif!important;

-webkit-box-sizing: border-box;

box-sizing: border-box;

}

/* color outline and border for active elements */

form.mktoForm * {outline-color: #e7781e !important;}

form.mktoForm *:focus {border-color: #e7781e !important;}

/* full-width (fluid) elements */

form.mktoForm,

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonRow,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormRow,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormCol,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFieldWrap,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormRow input,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormRow select,

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormRow textarea {

width: 100% !important;

}

}

/* fixed width element reset */

form.mktoForm .mktoHasWidth {

width: auto !important;

}

/* hide these elements (spacers, legend, labels) */

.mktoOffset,

.mktoGutter,

form.mktoForm fieldset legend,

form.mktoForm label.mktoLabel {

display: none !important;

}

/* ----------------------------------- */

/* ==========[Form Elements]========== */

/* ----------------------------------- */

/* fieldset (all) */

form.mktoForm fieldset {

width: 100% !important;

padding: 0px !important;

margin: 0px !important;

border: none !important;

}

/* inputs, textarea, select */

.mktoForm input[type=url],

.mktoForm input[type=text],

.mktoForm input[type=date],

.mktoForm input[type=tel],

.mktoForm input[type=email],

.mktoForm input[type=number],

.mktoForm textarea.mktoField,

.mktoForm select.mktoField {

height: auto !important;

line-height: inherit !important;

font-size: inherit !important;

-webkit-appearance: none!important;

background-color: #fff;

background: #fff;

color: #333!important;

border: 1px solid #ccc;

-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) inset;

box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) inset;

border-radius: 0px!important;

padding: 10px!important;

-webkit-box-shadow: none!important;

box-shadow: none!important;

-webkit-transition: all 250ms ease-out!important;

-o-transition: all 250ms ease-out!important;

transition: all 250ms ease-out!important;

width: 100%!important;

}

/* invalid fields */

.mktoForm input.mktoField.mktoInvalid, .mktoForm select.mktoField.mktoInvalid, .mktoForm textarea.mktoField.mktoInvalid, .mktoForm div.mktoLogicalField.mktoInvalid {

border: 1px solid #c00;

}

/* rich text */

form.mktoForm .mktoHtmlText {

padding: 0.5rem 0px 1.25rem 0px !important;

width: 100% !important;

text-align: left !important;

font-family: "Open Sans", "Helvetica", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

font-size: 16px;

}

/* button */

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonWrap {

margin-left: 0px !important;

}

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonWrap .mktoButton {

background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#e7781e), to(#e7781e))!important;

background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #e7781e, #e7781e)!important;

background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #e7781e, #e7781e)!important;

background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #e7781e, #e7781e)!important;

border: 1px solid #e7781e!important;

border-radius: 4px!important;

background-color: #e7781e!important;

padding: 10px!important;

width: 100% !important;

text-transform: uppercase!important;

font-family: 'Open Sans', "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important;

font-size: 16px !important;

font-weight: 300 !important;

letter-spacing: 2px !important;

color: #ffffff !important;

min-height: 35px !important;

margin: 0 auto !important;

}

/* ------------------------------------ */

/* ==========[Responsive CSS]========== */

/* ------------------------------------ */

/* for landscape mobile and up */

@media screen and (min-width:576px) {

/* unstack form */

form.mktoForm {

display: -webkit-box !important;

display: -ms-flexbox !important;

display: flex !important;

-ms-flex-wrap: wrap;

flex-wrap: wrap;

}

/* Row 1 & 2 (filedset rows) to columns */

form.mktoForm>.mktoFormRow:nth-of-type(1),

form.mktoForm>.mktoFormRow:nth-of-type(2) {

width: 50% !important;

float: left !important;

clear: none !important;

}

/* column padding */

form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormCol .mktoFieldWrap {

padding: 0 10px !important;

}

/* fieldset (all) */

form.mktoForm .mktoFormRow fieldset {

-webkit-box-flex: 1;

-ms-flex-positive: 1;

flex-grow: 1;

height: 100%;

}

/* 2nd Column - fieldset 2 */

form.mktoForm .mktoFormRow:nth-of-type(2) fieldset .mktoFormRow,

form.mktoForm .mktoFormRow:nth-of-type(2) fieldset .mktoFormRow .mktoFormCol,

form.mktoForm .mktoFormRow:nth-of-type(2) fieldset .mktoFormRow .mktoFormCol .mktoFieldWrap {

display: -webkit-box !important;

display: -ms-flexbox !important;

display: flex !important;

height: 100% !important;

}

/* textarea | SPECIFIC ELEMENT CSS: grow textarea in 2nd column */

form.mktoForm textarea.mktoField {

margin-bottom: 10px;

height: calc(100% - 10px);

}

/* rich text */

form.mktoForm .mktoHtmlText {

font-weight: 400 !important;

padding: 1.25rem 10px !important;

}

/* button */

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonRow {

clear: both;

}

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonWrap {

margin-left: 10px !important;

}

form.mktoForm .mktoButtonWrap .mktoButton {

min-width: 210px !important;

width: auto !important;

}

}

Quick Walkthru:

1. Clone Form, backup current CSS, apply new CSS - You can copy/paste the CSS above into the Custom CSS on your new form once that's setup.

2. Create a test LP to host the embedded form in your CMS - Maybe you can just clone this landing page and add the embded code for your new form into the page for testing/review. *Note: If you're already using a test page for this, you can just use the new embed code in place of the old code - the idea is that you'll want to test this in a staging environment instead of on the live page.

3. Apply styles to live form - Once everything looks good / is tested, you can simply copy/paste the CSS above in place of the existing CSS on your form and approve the form to see the updates on your live page.

Let me know if you run into anything you've got questions on, and I hope this ends up helping you accomplish what you were after.

High Five! and Happy Friday

p.s. this should still work if you were to add more fields to the left column, just in case

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Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Please provide the URL of a page with your form so we can touch it up.

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Thanks Sanford! This is the one with my test embed form I'm working with: https://www.m-files.com/en/marketo-test-form

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

I'm guessing this isn't possible? Should I try a Marketo focused design firm for help with the CSS?

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

This was solved by adding the following CSS in case anyone runs into this in the future:

.mktoForm textarea.mktoField {
position: absolute!important;
resize: vertical !important;
}


Then add this media query so it aligns in mobile

@media only screen and (max-width: 480px) {
.mktoForm textarea.mktoField {
resize: vertical !important;
position: inherit!important;
}
}

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

CSS resize isn't supported in IE, Edge, or iOS Safari. So that feature is definitely not what you lean on for this.

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Which form did you start with?

How did you get the labels inside the fields? Did you use css?

Thanks!

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Megan, please open a new thread with your question and an example URL w/your form. The answer above can't be used cross-browser so you will need a better fix.

Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

We ended up hiring a partner company named Perkuto to help us build a couple forms and then we cloned those key forms.

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Re: Form Styling: Need field to span multiple rows in second column

Hey Michelle, I had a look at the form here: Contact M-Files for Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Solutions and it looks like there might be a better way to set this up so that your textarea doesn't jump into the middle of the form for mobile. I think instead of using the 2-column approach you'll need to use 2 fieldsets and some custom CSS to turn the fieldsets into columns (100% wide for mobile, 50% wide for tablet+). I'd be happy to tinker around and post an improved solution if this is something that'd be helpful to you? It looks like there are still a few issues with the responsive form styles for tablet and mobile with the stacking of the fields:

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Im pretty sure this can be worked out so that A) your fields do not shrink (vertically) on mobile B) your Comments box doesn't create a big gap on tablet C) the Comments box moves below the Phone field in mobile. I haven't seen a thread about a 2-col form setup like this (where the 2nd column grows in height) but I think it'd be a really good example to share with the community so Im down to take a crack at it this week/weekend and maybe post a set of CSS styles that you could use instead. Is this form the final version you'll be using live on your site or is there another version of this somewhere else that's already cleaned up?