Besides the “form” element, <form> </form> tag, chapter 7 describes the following important elements involved in creating forms on web pages (Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, Ian Lloyd, 244-249)
“form” A special kind of container that holds a variety of HTML elements that can exist only inside the form element, including:
“fieldset” groups related elements within a form together (by drawing a box around them)
“legend” allows you to caption that group of elements appropriately
“label” tells the user what kind of data should be entered in each “control”, (text inputs) bits of the form the user interacts with to enter their data
The “Box Model” is a block-level element manipulated by using a combination of properties which include margin, border, padding, height, and width values. A visual of these properties as they appear together can be seen in Figure 4.24, on page 147 of Ian Lloyd’s text, Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS.
Margins and padding are “block elements” (elements that do not have a limited range of styling options) that can be defined in a CSS document. A variety of border styles, as well as, padding can be applied to margins using pixels, ems, or percentage values. However, padding (extra buffer space between margins/borders and content) is not assigned a style or color that is visually displayed like borders. This information and html code is explained in pages 125-146 of Ian Lloyd’s text, Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. However, I am confidant that through diligent practice I will become more proficient in HTML and CSS.