Is there a style guide for the form templates/pages that QuickBase uses?

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In the course of creating/modifying some of the default QuickBase forms that get generated when I add tables to my App I find the form layout inconsistent. Some fields are wider than others, some fields span many columns while others don't, some rows align nicely and others don't. Is there a style guide or a set of rules that describe how the form building/display works that would help me as I try to clean up some of my forms?

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Owen

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I don't know of a style guide, it's more or less a trial an error process.

QuickBase will line up fields within a section based on automated rules that try to line them up nicely.  Introducing a section break will restart the alignment process.  Some times if a section gets too big, and one wide field is throwing everything off, you may get a better appearance by starting a new section.

You also have the choice to put the field labels above or beside the fields, within each section.  That will dramatically affect the look of the form.

Also for most field types you do get to set the width of the input area.  It is important, obviously to see how the form looks in both View and Edit mode.  Editing a form where input fields are falling off the right side will not be a good user experience as no one like "side to side" scrolling
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Thanks for your feedback.