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Search box button question.

Apr 20, 2012 4:49 PM

I have made a custom made button for my search box area. I know that there is a button that's automatically added with the search box module. My question, is it possible to code the custom made button? I made it via Fireworks with a rollover effect.

 
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  • Liam Dilley
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    Apr 20, 2012 8:00 PM   in reply to Legacys7

    Hi there,

    How do you mean?

    The form is html so you can do what you like. You can keep it as is and apply CSS only styles to it to great effect or you can set the input as an image and use your image (although no roleover effect that way) or you can replace it with <button> and use that as you have a lot more options.
    Here are just some example tutorials on what you cna do:

    http://speckyboy.com/2009/05/27/22-css-button-styling-tutorials-and-te chniques/

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 8:57 PM   in reply to Legacys7

    You can not just put your stuff in.

    The fields have to be the same, the names etc of those fields need to be the same and the action of course needs to be included.

    You also need to decide how you want the search to work with either inserting the module results tag into the same page or template or into a new page. If you want a new page you need to modify the action.

     

    Here is the knowledgebase link with information about it:

    http://kb.worldsecuresystems.com/731/bc_731.html?bc-partner

     
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  • Liam Dilley
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    Apr 20, 2012 9:34 PM   in reply to Legacys7

    The first link?

    The first post answers your question.

    You need to update the CSS for the button or make CSS in the stylesheet targeting that button to style it. OR if you want to use an image you set the input field as type="image" and apply the source.

    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_input.asp
    What other information do you need?

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:06 PM   in reply to Legacys7

    My sole goal is just to be able to perform the same task but with the button that I'd made to compliment the website's aesthetics.

    I think what Liam is telling you is you can't replace the BC search field with your own. That just won't work. What you can do is using CSS make the BC one look and act like the one in Dreamweaver. ou can do some very impressive stuff with CSS so much so that the search form or any form is completely different. Bottom line is you need to add your design to the form. You can't add your form to the design.

     

    Maybe if you supplied a link to the form so we could see what you are trying to do we could give you more detailed direction.

     
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  • Liam Dilley
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:16 PM   in reply to Brad Lawryk

    Key thing to note is please never take offense to someone posting to much information or things you know. Other people do not know your skills. And increasingly beginers to the web are asking questions and using BC as their platform for making websites.

     

    I have posted about how to change someones CSS and been asked what CSS was, I have been asked what a Div was, I have had people totally non compliant in terms of what HTML is trying to use Business Catalyst so while I stick to my guns in my principle of "Help people help themselves" where I very rarely just give people the code answer (I do not feel that is right, people need to learn so they understand what they are doing) , I try and cover the basis.

     

    Hope that makes sense

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 5:20 PM   in reply to Legacys7

    Well, start up with a bit more explanation, check out what a person has said to see if it is the right answer before replying and your all good

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 12:41 AM   in reply to Legacys7

    Wow, not even thought the conversations were in that direction. Lol

    You got the help, will leave it at that.

     
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