mvc, jquery, validation

I am using MVC + System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations for my web app.
And I am also using razor htmlhelper for the frontend code

So when the validation is fired, mvc will generate the codes as follow.
Everything is working except for example, if the textbox is empty, it will fire up
the validation message but it is always create new line. so I try to add style
float:left inside of the .field-validation-error and try to make the validation message align with the <label></label>
but it is still not working. Can you show me what I can do?

    color: #ff0000;

<div class="control-group">
                      <label class="control-label" for="firstName">First Name<span class="form-required" title="This field is required."> *</span></label>  
                      <span class="field-validation-error">Required</span>                      
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

StephanLead Software EngineerCommented:
I don't see the textbox in your generated code and can you also give some css about the control-group, control-label and form-required?

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.