Form Lingo: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Written by Brandon on May 25, 2012

Posted in Form Design

This post is a part of the Form Lingo Blog Series that helps define popular words and phrases within the Formstack application. As a reiteration of the Formstack Support Docs, this series is a response to our customers’ frequently asked questions about particular features, setting options, field names, etc.

We support basic customization of the look and feel of our forms through the use of Style Templates. Sometimes style templates don’t offer enough customization of the form or the form fields and that is where Custom CSS can be used.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a styling language that is commonly used along with HTML to style web pages. It allows you to select either individual HTML elements, or a group of HTML elements, and customize almost everything about them including font size, background color, page alignment, and visibility.

The term “custom CSS” is how we describe the ability to add additional CSS to your form in order to customize it beyond what the normal style template features provide. When editing a style template, we provide an HTML and CSS tab which allows you to add your custom CSS for the HTML elements used in your form, and to provide some additional HTML for the header and footer.

Have more questions about using Custom CSS in your forms? Be sure to post them below! If you need more information about the CSS classes you can use in your CSS, check out this support document where we cover them: http://support.formstack.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=67.