Labels / Textboxes onto One Line

Hey, I’ve tried searching the forums but what I searched for and what I’m looking for didn’t really come through. I have a chatbox/shoutbox that is connected to my content management system, Joomla. I installed a module that was developed to be displayed vertically but I chose to go the other route. I’ve done what I needed to in the .css file but the PHP coding is where I’m running into trouble, could somebody help me?

Basically, I would like to get several objects onto one line such as “Latest Message:, XXX Time Here” and “Message:, Textbox Here, Send Button Here”

Ignore the “commas” above, it’s just the order I would like to have the objects in on one line.

Please see the following image to understand what I’m asking for:

Here’s the following code:

if(!$ipaccess) {
$module_base = JURI::base() . ‘modules/mod_shoutbox/’;
$document =& JFactory::getDocument();
$document->addScript($module_base . ‘js/fatAjax.php?refresh=’.$refresh);
if(JPluginHelper::isEnabled(‘system’, ‘yvsmiley’)) {
$document->addScript($module_base . ‘js/sbsmile.js’);
$document->addStyleSheet($module_base . ‘css/mod_shoutbox.css’);

<?php if ($ipaccess) : ?>
<?php echo JText::_( 'NOIPACC'); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<script type="text/javascript">
	var fadefrom = '<?php echo $params->get("fadefrom"); ?>';
	var fadeto = '<?php echo $params->get("fadeto"); ?>';

<div id="shoutbox">
	<div id="chatoutput">
	<?php echo $sound; ?>
		<?php $first_time = true; ?>
		<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>
			<?php if ($first_time == true):
			$lastID = $item->id; ?>
				<div id="lastMessage"><span><?php echo JText::_( 'LAST_MESSAGE'); ?>:</span><em id="responseTime"><?php echo modShoutboxHelper::time_since($item->time); ?> <?php echo JText::_( 'AGO'); ?></em></div><ul id="outputList">
			<?php endif; ?>
			<?php if ($maydelete): ?>
			<li><span title="<?php echo $item->ip; ?>"><?php echo $item->url; ?> : </span><?php echo $item->text; ?> <a href="?mode=delshout&amp;shoutid=<?php echo $item->id; ?>" title="Delete">x</a></li>
			<?php else : ?>
			<li><span title="<?php echo modShoutboxHelper::time_since($item->time); ?>"><?php echo $item->url; ?> : </span><?php echo $item->text; ?></li>
			<?php endif; ?>
			<?php $first_time = false; ?>
		<?php endforeach; ?>
	<?php if ($params->get('tag')) : ?>
	<p><?php echo JText::_( 'GUESTTAG');?></p>
	<?php endif; ?>
	<?php if ($params->get('post_guest') || $loggedin != 'guest') : ?>
	<form id="chatForm" name="chatForm" method="post" action="index.php">
			<?php $name = ($params->get("name")) ? $user->get('name') : $user->get('username'); ?>
			<?php if($loggedin != 'guest') :  /* If they are logged in, then print their nickname */ ?>
			<input type="hidden" name="shoutboxname" id="shoutboxname" class="inputbox" value="<?php echo $name; ?>" />
			<?php else:  /* Otherwise allow the user to pick their own name */ ?>
			<label for="shoutboxname"><?php echo JText::_( 'NAME'); ?></label>
			<input type="text" name="shoutboxname" id="shoutboxname" class="inputbox" value="<?php if (isset($_COOKIE['jalUserName'])) { echo $_COOKIE['jalUserName']; } ?>" />
			<?php endif; ?>
			<?php if (!$params->get('url')) : ?>
			<span style="display: none">
			<?php endif; ?>
			<label for="shoutboxurl">Url:</label>
			<input type="text" name="shoutboxurl" id="shoutboxurl" class="inputbox" value="<?php if (isset($_COOKIE['jalUrl'])) { echo $_COOKIE['jalUrl']; } else { echo 'http://'; } ?>" />
			<?php if (!$params->get('url')) : ?>
			<?php endif; ?>
			<?php if ($params->get('textarea')) : ?>
			<label for="chatbarText"><?php echo JText::_( 'MESSAGE'); ?></label><textarea rows="4" cols="16" name="chatbarText" id="chatbarText" class="inputbox" onkeypress="return pressedEnter(this,event);"></textarea>
			<?php else: ?>
			<label for="chatbarText"><?php echo JText::_( 'MESSAGE'); ?></label><input type="text" size="60" name="chatbarText" id="chatbarText" class="inputbox" onkeypress="return pressedEnter(this,event);"/>
			<?php endif; ?>
			<input type="text" name="homepage" id="homepage" class="homepage" />
		<?php if(JPluginHelper::isEnabled('system', 'yvsmiley')): ?>
		<a id="toggle" href="#" name="toggle"><?php echo JText::_( 'SMILEYS'); ?></a>
		$smilies = '';
		$mainframe->triggerEvent('onSmiley_RenderForm', array('document.forms.chatForm.chatbarText', &$smilies, 'sbsmile') );
		echo $smilies;
		<?php endif; ?>
		<input type="hidden" id="jal_lastID" value="<?php echo $lastID + 1; ?>" name="jal_lastID" />
		<input type="hidden" name="shout_no_js" value="true" />
		<input type="submit" id="submitchat" name="submit" class="button" value="<?php echo JText::_( 'SEND'); ?>" />
	<span id="sbsound"></span>
	<?php else: ?>
	<p><?php echo JText::_( 'REGISTER_ONLY'); ?></p>
	<?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>[/code]

Cheers1 :D

It looks like your elements are being wrapped. This has nothing to do with PHP, but with HTML (ie. layout). See if any encasing elements are trying to be ‘inline’ rather than ‘block’ type, which usually does the wrapping. You could also try to set the lowest encasing element (I believe it’s a

in the above code) to a certain size in pixels to keep it from wrapping elements (at least until the elements stack horizontally beyond the size). My advice would be: take a look at the page in FireFox and use the FireBug addon to check out the different elements to see which one is doing the shrinking.
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