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Thread began 6/27/2013 4:47 am by savvy1297305 | Last modified 7/05/2013 4:43 pm by savvy1297305 | 1652 views | 12 replies |

savvy1297305

Form builder in fluid grid layouts

Does form builder work in fluid grid layouts? Have tried in CC and CS6 with disastrous results. No fluid movement in the form when previewed in the browser, can't see all the elements to edit, almost stalls the program, no previews when setting up. I love this extension and I want it to work please. I have installed the "missing behaviours extension"

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The stock design of Form builder are not based on fluid layouts.

you would need to edit the designs to make them fluid.


In form builder, click the edit button in the Design section. Go through each of the section of the design editor to change heights and widths to percentages instead of using pixel measurements. And change typography settings to use em's

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savvy1297305

Hi Jason ~ Have done as you have suggested with no change.

I am trying to use a simple contact form which I have used many times in CS5 & CS6.

The only value that looked fixed is the width which I changed to 100%.

The preview does not work and the whole thing brings DW to a grinding halt and in many occasions crashes the program - any ideas?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The form is not the only place there will be a fixed width.

From the Main select list also go to the Form Elements section, then on each form element, there will be a fixed width and height set.

as for the crashing, that may be caused by a memory leak in Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver can be bad about freeing memory it no longer needs. You may need to Restart the computer to get the memory back, and also delete the users cache:
http://www.webassist.com/community/tutorials/view_tutorial.php?tid=95

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savvy1297305

I have done all that you suggested again - with no changes.

I am sure I am missing something with the form builder in a fluid grid layout but going thru it again and changing all values to % did not make a difference to the form fields or the way thing stack when previewed.

I did re boot and cleared the cache as requested.

DW is still having trouble when a form is placed inside the fluid grid layout, very slow and catchy when you remover the form it all goes back to normal

There is no preview inside the form builder.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to see the form to be able to troubleshoot.

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savvy1297305

Hi Jason

How would you like me to get the files to you and what files do you want. I have a sample site to send but your file manager wont accept it - it has folders

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Upload the pages to your server and send a link where i can see it.

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savvy1297305

Thanks for you patience with me. I have uploaded the files here

http://www.rauzzy.com/form_test/contact.php

As said previously I have made the % changes as you suggested with some weird results and doing this was pure guess work without the missing prieview in the form wizard.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

there are a number of the form elements types that are still set to Pixel based measurements.

For example, In the style Editor, Select Form Elements -> Text

In the Size Section, there are settings for X-Large, Large, Medium, Small, X-Small. You will need to edit all of the available sizes, same for the other element types, there are mutliple sizes for each element that can be defined.

In reality, form builder does not have any stock designs that are based on fluid layouts. We will be adding this in future updates, but it is not included at this time.

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