Need help in formatting this HTML form

Hi Experts,
                   I need help in formatting an HTMl form to look exactly the same like the snap shot.
                   Can you please help me in achieving this.

                   I have attached my current code, current out and desired output.
       
<style type="text/css">
 .tofrom {
        height:18px;
        float:left;
        width:40px;
        padding-top:3px;
}
.calimg {
        margin:1px 0 0 0;
        float:left;
        width:28px;
}
</style>
</head>
</body>
 
<div class="sidebar-panel" style="border:5px solid #99CCFF; width:145px; padding:2px; background:white;">
 
 <form:form commandName="detailForm" method="GET">
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Report Group:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartGroup" items="${chartGroups}" /></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Report SubGroup:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartSubgroup" items="${chartSubgroups}" /></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Chart Type:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartType" items="${chartTypes}" id="ct"/></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Timeline</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="timeline" items="${timelines}" id="tm"/></div>
</div>
 
<div style="color:black;">
<div class="tofrom">From:</div>
<div class="calimg"><img src="/analytics/static/images/CAL.PNG" name="Calendar" width="18" height="18" id="Calendar" onClick="displayDatePicker('from_date');" /></div>
<form:input path="startDt" id="from_date" size="7" maxlength="8" />
</div>
<div style="color:black;">
<div class="tofrom">To:</div>
<div class="calimg"><img name="Calendar" src="/analytics/static/images/CAL.PNG" width="18" height="18" id="Calendarm" onClick="displayDatePicker('to_date');" /> </div>
<form:input path="endDt" id="to_date" size="7" maxlength="8" />
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Customer Type</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="liabilityCode" items="${liabilityCodes}" id="tm"/></div>
</div>
 
 
 
<h5 style="padding:0 30px 10px 0; font-size:9px; font-wight:lighter; background:white; ">
<div style="width:40px; font-size:.8em; font-weight:lighter;">
<input type="submit" value="Update Chart" />
</div>
</h5>
 
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
</form:form>

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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
try this
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Example of shadowed DIV using the outset border property (liquid size)</title>
<style type="text/css">
 .tofrom {
        height:18px;
        float:left;
        width:40px;
        padding-top:3px;
}
.calimg {
        margin:1px 0 0 0;
        float:left;
        width:28px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="sidebar-panel" style="border:5px solid #99CCFF; width:145px; padding:2px; background:white;">
 
 <form:form commandName="detailForm" method="GET">
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Report Group:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartGroup" items="${chartGroups}" /></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Report SubGroup:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartSubgroup" items="${chartSubgroups}" /></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Chart Type:</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="chartType" items="${chartTypes}" id="ct"/></div>
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Timeline</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="timeline" items="${timelines}" id="tm"/></div>
</div>
 
<div style="color:black;">
<div class="tofrom">From:</div>
<div class="calimg"><img src="/analytics/static/images/CAL.PNG" name="Calendar" width="18" height="18" id="Calendar" onClick="displayDatePicker('from_date');" /></div>
<form:input path="startDt" id="from_date" size="7" maxlength="8" />
</div>
<div style="color:black;">
<div class="tofrom">To:</div>
<div class="calimg"><img name="Calendar" src="/analytics/static/images/CAL.PNG" width="18" height="18" id="Calendarm" onClick="displayDatePicker('to_date');" /> </div>
<form:input path="endDt" id="to_date" size="7" maxlength="8" />
</div>
 
<div style="font-weight:bold; color:#000">Customer Type</div>
<div align="center" style="margin:0 0 5px 0; ">
<div style="margin:0 0 5px 0;"><form:select path="liabilityCode" items="${liabilityCodes}" id="tm"/></div>
</div>
 
 
 
<h5 style="padding:0 30px 10px 0; font-size:9px; font-wight:lighter; background:white; ">
<div style="width:40px; font-size:.8em; font-weight:lighter;">
<input type="submit" value="Update Chart" />
</div>
</h5>
 
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
</form:form>
</body>
</html>
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aman0711Author Commented:
Hey Erik,

                This didnt make any difference :(

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myderrickCommented:
I think you should use labels and fieldset and CSS to style the form. i have done something simple which you can modify.

Good luck.

MD
<style type="text/css">
#form{
 
		margin:1em 0;
 
		color:#000000;
 
		width:300px;
		 /* customize width, this form have fluid layout */
 
		}
		
		#form h3{
 
		margin:0;
 
		background:#57a700 url(../images/form2/form_heading.gif) repeat-x;		
 
		color:#fff;
 
		font-size:20px;
 
		border:1px solid #57a700;
 
		border-bottom:none;
 
		}		
 
 
 
#form fieldset{
 
		margin:0;
 
		padding:10px;
 
		border:none;	
 
		border-top:3px solid #FFF;
 
		background:#FFFFFF;	
 
		padding-bottom:1em;
 
		}		
		
		#wrapper
		{
			background:#666;
			border:solid 1px #fff;
			
			width:300px;
 
			padding:15px;
			/*overflow:auto;*/
			color:#FFFFFF;
			
			
/*			font-weight:bold;*/
	}
</style>

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myderrickCommented:
Sorry forgot to creat a submit button. Here it is.

MD
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
 
 
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
 
<style type="text/css">
#form{
 
		margin:1em 0;
 
		color:#000000;
 
		width:300px;
		 /* customize width, this form have fluid layout */
 
		}
		
		#form h3{
 
		margin:0;
 
		background:#57a700 url(../images/form2/form_heading.gif) repeat-x;		
 
		color:#fff;
 
		font-size:20px;
 
		border:1px solid #57a700;
 
		border-bottom:none;
 
		}		
 
 
 
#form fieldset{
 
		margin:0;
 
		padding:10px;
 
		border:none;	
 
		border-top:3px solid #FFF;
 
		background:#FFFFFF;	
 
		padding-bottom:1em;
 
		}		
		
		#wrapper
		{
			background:#666;
			border:solid 1px #fff;
			
			width:300px;
 
			padding:15px;
			/*overflow:auto;*/
			color:#FFFFFF;
			
			
/*			font-weight:bold;*/
	}
</style>
</head>
 
<body>
<div id="wrapper">
<form  method="post" action="r"  id="form" > 
      
      <h3>Enter Search criteria</h3>
      
          <fieldset>
          <label>Username</label>
          
          <input  type="text" name="name" value="" />
          </fieldset>
          <fieldset style="text-align:center">
          <label>
                
                <span>Select country: </span><br />
       
				<select name="country" id="country" style="text-align:center">
					<option value="">SPOKE</option>
					<option value="GH">GH</option>
					<option value="NG">NG</option>
					<option value="SL">SL</option>
   					<option value="GAM">GAM</option>
                    <option value="CAM">CAM</option>
 
				</select>
                
         
		  </label>	
	      </fieldset>
          
      <fieldset>
				<label>
					Activity
                    
               </label><br />
				<select name="activity" id="activity"  class="validate[required]"  >
					<option value="">Choose an activity</option>
					<option value="One">One</option>
					<option value="twi">Two</option>
					
				</select>
	
      </fieldset>   
      
      
      <fieldset>
          <label>From: img goes here </label>
          
          <input  type="text" name="name" value="" />
          </fieldset>
          
          <fieldset>
          <label>TO: img goes here </label>
          
          <input  type="text" name="name" value="" />
          </fieldset>
          
          
          <fieldset>
        <button type="submit">Submit &raquo;</button>
        
        </fieldset>
	</form>			
    
    </div>
</body>
</html>

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aman0711Author Commented:
thnx :)
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