I need to design a credit application. The layout is fairly strict.
However - I am having a hard time trying to find resources to read as to how to best design it.
I purchased Fancy Form Design today - but it only dealt with single column forms.
For the form I need - just to give an example -
1 - Line ONE needs to contain text boxes for First Name, MI, Last Name, and Suffix.
2 - The labels need to appear above each box.
3 - Line TWO contains text boxes for Address 1 and Address 2 right next to one another with their labels above each text box.
So as you can see - it's not a single column, everything aligned left, form.
I have attached an example.
I want to build this form using the best method - I just don't know what the best way is.
I have built forms using DIV's for containing everything - I have seen forms built using SPANS for containing everything.
If I use DIV's - I can float everything left and use varying widths to get the various elements to sit on the same line. But is that the best way?
Looking for advice at this point. Trying to do the job right.
Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!