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== Semantic Form Builder
Semantic Form Builder is a customer FormBuilder for use in Rails, aiming to
give accessible, consistent, forms with the ultimate of DRY.
No more defining labels, worrying about formatting, etc. Let the default
form_for tag take care of all the hassles for you
For an example of what it looks like check:
http://rubypond.com/articles/2008/07/16/sexy-forms-in-rails/
== Installation
- script/plugin install git://github.com/rubypond/semantic-form-builder.git
- rake semantic_form_builder:setup (if the installation script didn't move
the semantic_form.css into /public/stylesheets/)
1. If you wish to use the builder to replace the default for all forms (which
is great for consistency) then add the following into an initializer
ActionView::Base.default_form_builder = SemanticFormBuilder
Otherwise pass the builder in as the :builder parameter for form_for
2. Be sure to include semantic_forms.css in your layout
== Usage
Continue using form_for and the tag helpers within it as you did before and it
should work fine. There has been a few additional tags added for convenience
sake. They are:
- submit_and_cancel
- radio_button_group
- check_box_group
More documentation on their usage to come, in the interim check out or the
http://rubypond.com/articles/2008/07/16/sexy-forms-in-rails/ following
example:
<% form_for @document do |f|
field_set_tag "Form Details" do %>
<%= f.date_select :date, :required => true, :help => "date the something happened" %>
<%= f.text_field :number, :required => true, :help => "the reference number for this thing" %>
<%= f.select :external_id, [["Choose an option...",""]] + @externals.map{|c| [c.name, c.id]}, :required => true, :label => "options", :help => "select something from the list" %>
<%= check_box_tag_group "document[other_items][]", @others.map{|u| { :value => u.id, :label => u.description }}, :label => "including these?", :help => "tick the whatever boxes are appropriate for this&nbsp;thing" %>
<%= f.text_field :name, :help => "what was Willis talkin' about?" %>
<%= f.check_box :list, :label => "mailing list", :help => "can we send you a bunch of spam?" %>
<%= f.submit_and_cancel("save", "cancel") %>
<% end %>
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