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

Hey Dave, If you want to take a stab at it that would be awesome! I have a test page where I can load a different version of the form/CSS. What you're seeing is the final version we have for now.

Thanks!

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

Hey Michelle,

I've got a little work to do on this still, but was able to get started on this yesterday. I've got a test page setup here: http://na-ab24.marketo.com/lp/980-YPY-938/testing-lp.html that Im using to host the form as I update it. I've still got some work to do to line up the button row and text section beneath the columns, but the underlying architecture is more or less there now if you wanted to take a sneak peek at it. I'll post a more documented reply once I've got it all dialed in and Im gonna do my best to bring in your branding/styles so this can be as plug-and-play as possible once we're ready to test it out.

Just wanted to let you know that I've got a jump on this and will be back in touch once I've got something more polished to share.

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This looks awesome so far!

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

Hey Megan, you can move text inside the fields using the HINT TEXT input in the form editor

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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

m-Files-form2.gif

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

Hey Michelle,

Just wanted to follow up and see if you had any questions / were able to get this into play? Let me know if you've got any questions or if there is anything that'd be helpful to explain in greater detail.

Thanks,

Dave

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Hey Dave!

First of all, I am so sorry for taking so long to test this. Projects this year have been back to back. However, I have put this up on a test page and only had to make a simple tweak to the column width and it looks really great! Esp in mobile. 

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

Thank you so much for your generous help! Very much appreciated!

Michelle

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

Your code has helped me tremendously!  Thank you!  Can you tell me what part of the code controls the spacing between the form fields when I have more than one in a row?

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

/* column padding */  
form.mktoForm fieldset .mktoFormCol .mktoFieldWrap {
padding: 0 10px !important;
} ‍‍‍‍

You'll find this on line 139 in the most recent (bottom) set of code in this thread.

This rule reads something like:

Find the form element, then find all the fieldsets inside that, then find all the columns inside those fieldsets, and then find the field wrappers inside those columns (fieldsets go around inputs you add in the form editor) {

    add 0 padding to the top and bottom and 10px of padding to the left and right side of those field wrappers

}

The "padding: 0 10px !important" is shorthand CSS for:

padding top and bottom = 0 and padding left and right = 10px. 

The !important tag is there so that it'll override the Marketo-native CSS that loads after these custom styles.

You should be able to adjust the 10px value to add more space around each of the fields which'll make for bigger gutters between the columns.