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Integrating FB with existing page layouts...

Thread began 9/01/2009 12:29 am by steve387748 | Last modified 9/02/2009 8:59 pm by Eric Mittman | 1222 views | 3 replies |


Integrating FB with existing page layouts - RESOLVED

I have a bunch of pages that contained forms that I was creating in the past while just using DW CS4. I got the look and feel finalized and would like to recreate the forms from past pages using Form Builder instead.

FB uses a bunch of CSS and styles that do not fit what I was doing in the past. What is the easiest way to insert a new form using FB into an existing page design that won't be broken by FB?

Next question is that I noticed that the stylesheets that were used by FB reside outside of my root directory for my website that I'm creating (using PHP and DW along with Web Assist tools). As a result, I can't view the stylesheets on the list of files view for the page I'm working with since it displays a css file is a remote file and cannot be edited. I can't even see what the values are without navigating to the directory that contains the css files and then open it from there.

These two issues may be related since basically, I need to insert forms using FB into my existing pages and yet once this is done, they break the layout of the existing page and there doesn't appear to be a way for me to edit the CSS to put things back into alignment with the existing look and feel. Usually this has to with specificity of an element in the form such as an "a" tag that is superseded by the main.css file I use for my pages' general look and feel.

thanks for the info,


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Eric Mittman

When you use Form Builder on an existing form there are two things that will be changed and may need to be udpated. The default values that were used to initially populate the form will need to be re-bound. Also as you noted the CSS will change and make use of the new Form Builder CSS.

This css should be contained in a file inside of the CSSFormBuilder folder in the site root. If you have css for the specific parts of the page that conflict with the css created by form builder you should just ensure that your preferred css file is the last one listed on the page, this way it will take precedence.

If the styles applied to the form elements does not match what you have then you may need to update the form by re-applying your styles.

In regards to your problems with the css being created outside of the site root where is it?

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I went back and created a whole new site in DW CS4. Then I started from scratch again and now it appears the styles are contained within a WebAssist folder that's in my root folder so I can see the CSS styles now. Don't know what was going on before, but after doing it again from scratch things appear to be OK.


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Eric Mittman

Thats good that you have got it working correctly. If you notice it putting the files in the wrong location get back to us with some info about where the files are going and how you configured your form.

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