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README.md

Normform 2.0

Normform: A tiny CSS plugin to make your web forms beautiful again Form plugin (6KB)

Check out the demos

How to use

  1. Download normform.min.css (or normform.css if you wish to customize)
  2. Add the following to your project
<link rel="stylesheet" href="path-to-norform-folder/normform.min.css">
  1. Add the normform class to your form element
  2. Enjoy your forms!

Documentation

Most structuring questions can be answered by simply taking a look at the included index.html file for the proper way to build your form(s) for the best results.

Fieldsets & Legends

It is completely optional to use fieldset and/or legend, but to do so is very simple:

<fieldset>
    <legend>This is a legend</legend>
    {inner form content goes here}
</fieldset>

Inputs

The text, email, password, and number inputs all follow the structure of label > input.

Example:

<label for="text-input">Text Input:</label>
<input type="text" id="text-input" value="" placeholder="Text input content...">

Select Dropdowns

Default browser select styling is reset and Normform uses a custom div to represent the dropdown contents:

<label for="select-choice-2">Dropdown Select Choice:</label>
<div class="select-dropdown">
    <select name="select-choice-2" id="select-choice">
        <option value="Choice 1">Choice 1</option>
        <option value="Choice 2">Choice 2</option>
        <option value="Choice 3">Choice 3</option>
    </select>
</div>

Radios & Checkboxes

Radio and checkbox elements follow the structure of input > label. The default browser radios and checkboxes are hidden and replaced with custom elements.

<input type="radio" name="radio-choice" id="radio-choice-1" tabindex="6" value="choice-1" checked>
<label for="radio-choice-1">Choice 1</label>
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-1" id="checkbox-1">
<label for="checkbox-1">Checkbox 1</label>

Textareas

Straightforward:

<label for="textarea">Textarea:</label>
<textarea rows="8" name="textarea" id="textarea"></textarea>

Submit & Reset 'Buttons'

Inputs set with a default type of submit or reset will be automatically styled. If you wish to have both buttons inline with each other, simply group them inside an inline-buttons parent element:

<div class="inline-buttons">
    <input type="reset" value="Cancel">
    <input type="submit" value="Sign up">
</div>

Error Descriptors

Adding input validation is as simple as including the required attribute but if you wish to include additonal error descriptor you need to also include the requirements element and place all values inside a parent div:

<div>
    <label for="password-input">Password Input:</label>
    <input type="password" id="password-input" required  value="" tabindex="3" pattern="(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z]).{6,}" placeholder="Secure password">
    <div class="requirements">Your password must be at least 6 characters as well as contain at least one uppercase, one lowercase, and one number.</div>
</div>

That's it! Enjoy, and if you have any feature request or notice any bugs - please open a ticket!