Best way to make a form within a lightbox.

Hi All,

I'm looking for suggestions for the best way to implement a 'widget' to appear in a lightbox which can be called from a few different places. It's a currency converter so I'd like to be able to pass default values to it (2x currencies and 1x value). Once open I'd like it to be possible to change the currencies via a standard select drop-down box in a HTML form. The problem is I don't think lightboxes work very well with forms in my limited experience.

How would you guys approach this? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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worldofwiresAuthor Commented:
To elaborate, I'm running PHP with jQuery and jQueryTools. The latter being the lightbox which I'll be using.

which CMS are you using?

Joomal, Dropal??

Or you programming your own PHP?

worldofwiresAuthor Commented:
Hi Sapphire,

All my own PHP (with MySQL). One call to jQueryTools which includes jQuery inside of it. Both around 12 months old and PHP is 5.2.6.

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the jQuery Tools has the Overlay tool.. have u tried that?

worldofwiresAuthor Commented:
Yes, that's the Overlay I will be using but when I try to make a form inside it, POSTing it closes the Overlay.
worldofwiresAuthor Commented:
In the end I did this by using AJAX for the form. Still got a few bugs to iron out but I'm pleased I'm using technology that it's little more up-to-date than I had planned in the post.

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worldofwiresAuthor Commented:
I solved it myself by changing the brief.
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