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This post is based on a question DK asked in a comment. He or she had two choice fields in a group which are displayed horizontally. Depending on the content they don’t evenly share the space, which may lead to ‘interesting’ proportion. This post answers the question, which is simple to solve with CSS only.


Group definition

That’s straight forward, just enable the horizontal alignment.

Activate horizontal alignment.
Activate horizontal alignment.

HTML field

Add an HTML field outside the group, otherwise it will take up a column, too. You can copy the below code and replace the variable value #{903}#` with the id of your group.

#Group_#{903}#children  > div{
    grid-template-columns: repeat(2,1fr);
HTML field definition
HTML field definition

Don’t forget to deactivate Show field name

Don't show the field name
Don’t show the field name

If you have more columns you can change the column number

/* two columns */
#Group_#{903}#children  > div{
    grid-template-columns: repeat(2,1fr);
/* three  columns */
#Group_#{903}#children  > div{
    grid-template-columns: repeat(3,1fr);
Spacing three columns evenly.
Spacing three columns evenly.

Field matrix

Don’t forget to display the HTML field.


I have to admit, I don’t really understand the CSS grid options. I know they exist. so I asked ChatGPT to provide me with an example. My question was like this:

I have the following part of an html page

<div id="label1"/>
<div id="content1/>
<div id="label2"/>
<div id="content2"/>

How would the css be to display label1 and content 1 in a column and label2 and content2 in another column which both use 50% of > the space using CSS grid.

The final answer was:

.grid-container {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(2, 1fr);
  gap: 10px; /* Adjust the gap according to your preference */
  box-sizing: border-box; /* to include padding and border in the width */

Taking a look how I could target the div group, so that the styling is applied, I noticed the Group_903children id. I used this to make sure, that the styling in the HTML field is only applied to this group. In addition I noticed that standard already display:grid. I only needed to overwrite the grid-template-columns property value. Since I used a more specific css selector, the default value is overwritten.

Overview how the HTML field styling is applied.
Overview how the HTML field styling is applied.

Off topic

During the Ask Me Anything event there was this question:

Where do you get inspiration from to get very creative with applications?

I replied with from questions.

This is just one of these examples, where a question lead to something useful for everyone.

I intend to answer the question with a post too:

Are you using wikis to describe problems?

Updated 2024-02-04: I answered this question with the post Adding a help page .