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jQuery Form to CSS Generator Builder Plugin

Create your own CSS generator with Form to Builder plugin. It can be useful to create your own css generator, wordpress plugin, or any type of application that you need a real time css generator.

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Why Form to CSS generator Builder

I wanted to create my own CSS generator for a project with a form that dynamically updates css. I looked at another project and didn’t like the fact that a lot of code was written and came up with an idea to create a form that gets automatically converted to CSS.

How to make use of it:

1. Load the required JavaScript libraries as displayed under within the doc.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery.serializejson.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/cssbeautify.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/cssParser.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/formtocss.js"></script>

2. Build the html for the CSS generator.

<div class="container">
  <div class="row">
    <div id="targetDIV" class="col-sm-6">
      <h2>Form to CSS generator builder</h2>
      <form class="form-horizontal formClass well well-small">
        <!--<form class="form-inline formClass"> -->
        <fieldset>
          
          <!-- Form Name --> 
          
          <!-- Text input-->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Body Background: </label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <input type="text" id="bodycolor" name="body[background-color]" placeholder="placeholder" value="#feb" class="form-control input-md">
              <span class="help-block">name="body[background-color]"</span> </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Text input-->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">H2 Background Color:</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <input type="text" class="form-control input-md" name="h2[background-color]:important" value="#fff" />
              <span class="help-block">name="h2[background-color]:important" value="#fff"</span> </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Text input-->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Class .container font-size</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <input type="number" class="form-control input-md" max="20" min="1" name=".help-block[font-size]:px" value="14" />
              <span class="help-block">name=".help-block[font-size]:px"</span> </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Text input-->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Exclude this input: excluded:skip</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <input type="text" class="form-control input-md" name="excluded:skip" value="Use :skip to not include this field in the result" />
              <span class="help-block">name="excluded:skip"</span> </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Select Basic -->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label" for="selectbasic">Select Basic</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <select class="form-control" id="selectbasic" name=".well[border-width]:pximportant">
                <option value="1">Border width Default 1px</option>
                <option value="3" selected>Border width 3px</option>
                <option value="5">Border width 5px</option>
              </select>
              <span class="help-block">name=".well[border-width]:pximportant"</span> </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Select Multiple -->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label" for="selectmultiple">Select Multiple</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <select class="form-control" id="selectmultiple" multiple="multiple" name=".well[border-style]">
                <option value="solid" selected>.well border-style solid</option>
                <option value="dashed">.well border-style dashed</option>
                <option value="dotted">.well border-style dotted</option>
              </select>
            </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Multiple Checkboxes (inline) -->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Inline Checkboxes</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <label class="checkbox-inline" for="checkboxes-0">
                <input type="checkbox" name=".well[margin-top]:em" id="checkboxes-0" value="1">
                margin-top </label>
              <label class="checkbox-inline" for="checkboxes-1">
                <input type="checkbox" name=".well[margin-bottom]:em" id="checkboxes-1" value="1">
                margin-bottom </label>
              <label class="checkbox-inline" for="checkboxes-2">
                <input type="checkbox" name=".well[margin-left]:em" id="checkboxes-2" value="1">
                margin-left </label>
              <label class="checkbox-inline" for="checkboxes-3">
                <input type="checkbox" name=".well[margin-right]:em" id="checkboxes-3" value="1">
                margin-right </label>
            </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Multiple Radios (inline) -->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Inline Radios</label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <label class="radio-inline" for=".checkbox[display]-0">
                <input type="radio" name=".checkbox[display]" id=".checkbox[display]" value="block" checked="checked">
                block </label>
              <label class="radio-inline" for=".checkbox[display]-1">
                <input type="radio" name=".checkbox[display]" id=".checkbox[display]" value="inline-block">
                inline-block </label>
              <label class="radio-inline" for=".checkbox[display]-2">
                <input type="radio" name=".checkbox[display]" id=".checkbox[display]" value="none">
                none </label>
            </div>
          </div>
          
          <!-- Range slider input-->
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Range Slider Change buttons border Radius: </label>
            <div class="col-md-8">
              <input max="20" min="0" name=".btn.btn-primary|.well[border-radius]:px" step="1" type="range" value="5" />
              <span class="help-block">name=".btn.btn-primary|.well[border-radius]:px"</span> </div>
          </div>
          <hr />
          <!-- Button Submit test -->
          <div class="form-group">
            <div class="col-md-12">
              <div class="clearfix text-right">
                <button class="btn btn-info" id="resetform" type="button">Reset form</button>
                <button class="btn btn-primary" id="btnSerialize" type="button">serializeToJSON Form To CSS</button>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </fieldset>
      </form>
    </div>
    <div class="col-sm-6">
      <h2>CSS Result: Real time in <code>pre</code></h2>
      <pre></pre>
      <!-- Textarea -->
      <div class="form-group">
        <h2 class="col-md-12 control-label">CSS result in real time</h2>
        <div class="col-md-12">
          <textarea class="form-control" rows="10" id="result" name="textarea:skip">.anotherClass { top: 4em; border-radius: 5px; font-size: 5px; color: rgba(0,255,0,0.3) !important }</textarea>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

3. Initialize the CSS generator.

$(".formClass").formtoCSS({
  beautify: true,
  prefix: true,
  target: '#targetDIV',
  targetShow: true,
  addcss: '#addcss', // add more css from #addcss hidden textarea
  output: 'pre,#result'
});

4. The jQuery script to do different issues and methods.

// Not required, trigger form on form parameter on page load
$(document).ready(function() {
  $(".formClass input:first").keyup();
});

/**** RESET FORM ****/

$("#resetform").on("click", function() {
  $(".formClass")[0].reset();
  $(".formClass input:first").keyup(); //keyup to trigger the change
  //OR input ID like: $("#bodycolor").keyup(); //keyup to trigger the change
})

// Trick: Trigger change on load or anytime value on .val ect with keyup():
//$("#bodycolor").val('#f43').keyup();
//$(".formClass input:first").keyup();

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