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Replacement to Fieldset to avoid alignment issues

I tried to use multiple fieldsets and encountered a lot of alignment issues. I did a lot of changes in the CSS to fix it. I could only minimize the issues but couldn’t avoid it completely.

So I have come up with a replacement of Fieldset using Div and Span (of course I got the idea from StackOverflow, and I modified it according to my need).

I embedded my content in the following elements

<div class="fieldset">
    <span class="legend">Project Manager</span>
    <p> My Content

In the css file I added the following styles.

	border: 1px solid #ddd;
	margin-top: 1em;		
	padding-left: 15px;
	border-radius: 4px;
	-webkit-border-radius: 4px;
	-moz-border-radius: 4px;	
.fieldset span.legend
    color: #222;
    font-size: 1em;
	text-align: left;
	display: inline;
	background: #fff; padding: 5px 10px; 
	position: relative; 
	top: -.8em;	


This was a lot stable in alignment when compared to Fieldset. With this I am not complaining the Fieldset, its a lot neater way to group things. But I couldn’t figure out the fix to the alignment issues. So this one is a temporary replacement to the fieldset.


4 responses to “Replacement to Fieldset to avoid alignment issues

  1. Bobby Hoffhines July 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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  3. Sarina July 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I hardly comment, but i did some searching and wound up here Replacement to Fieldset to avoid alignment issues Blog from Saravanan Arumugam. And I do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it look like some of these remarks come across as if they are left by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on other online social sites, I’d like to follow everything new you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of all your communal sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    • Saravanan Arumugam July 31, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you for the comment. I don’t post anywhere else. Stackoverflow and this blog are my contributions at the moment. If I do anything more in future, i’ll sure place a pointer to it from this blog.

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