A custom builder (and some helper methods) for creating consistent and accessible forms in rails
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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:

== 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

<% 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 %>