Jotform Cards: Ability to add custom CSS

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    amy
    Asked on December 27, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Our users want to have the ability to inject custom CSS and have the capability of more customization. 

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    Rose
    Answered on January 19, 2018 at 09:24 AM

    Hi Amy,

    Could you please check if this user returns your email and explain which styles and how s/he wants to change with Custom Css. 

    If the user did not return you, no need to contact with because I will send an email. Please just inform me. 

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    amy
    Answered on January 19, 2018 at 09:36 AM

    I couldn't hear from this user. 

    Thanks.

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    unwork
    Answered on January 19, 2018 at 05:12 PM

    Hello - I'm glad to help making JorForm even better

    I'm confused about this question because it seems quite obvious to me what the advantages of being able to add custom CSS to the new forms are, just like the legacy forms, which had the option of being CSS-editable.

    None of my clients want a form that doesn't fully match the design of their website. There are several colorful themes to chose from, but as a developer I need to have full control of how the form looks or I can't integrate it with my client's websites.

    I also need to be able to show as many form elements on a single page as possible. Swiping/clicking back and forth presents the problem of not being able to see the effect that one choice has on the other form elements.I work with book printing and people always need to see how each option affects the final cost of the books. And there are many options to chose from.

    These two factors – full CSS editing and multiple object display, both on the new forms not on the legacy forms– were decisive for our team to stop using JotForms, an otherwise superb form service.

    Here are a couple great forms, one sample and another with a large amount of options and info:

    https://smartpress.com/offering/perfect-bound-book

    http://www.conveyoreditions.com/quote


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    Jed_C
    Answered on January 19, 2018 at 07:21 PM

    Thanks so much for providing us the details.

    It's more of the flexibility of the old layout vs the new layout when it comes to styling your form, right?

    Just to highlight and clarify the points in your message.

    1). Full CSS editing - Needs to match the styling of the cards with your client's website which is not possible in Jotform's new layout?

    2). Multiple object display - In the new layout, you are forced to swipe back and forth because it doesn't display multiple object in one slide, correct?

    Looking forward for your response.

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    unwork
    Answered on January 23, 2018 at 03:28 PM

    That's correct, those are the two basic requirements any decent web developer should ask for.

    The new layout is an improvement over the legacy layout in terms of appearance. But the lack of these two capabilities makes the new layout unsuitable for most of my projects.

    I think JotForm forms would be unbeatable if they provide these two basic functionalities.

    Best
    Mariano

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    Jed_C
    Answered on January 23, 2018 at 03:37 PM

    Thanks for the input. We will add this to our feature request so our product team can review this and hopefully add this function in the future release.