Nobody wants an ugly, poor-fitting signup form on their website. The problem is, most people don’t know how wide to make their form when they create it, so they just wing it and hope it looks OK.

Fortunately it’s pretty easy to find out what the perfect width is to make it fit nice and tight.

The first thing you need to do is to go to and install Firebug (or Firebug Lite) on your browser.

Then just open Firebug and follow these three steps:

1. Click on the ‘Inspect’ tab.


2. Highlight the sidebar or whatever area that your form will sit in.


3. Find the width.


Scott James
Scott James

Scott James is a guitar player with a background in sales and web design. His clients have included Ritchie Kotzen, Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band and hit songwriter Jeff Silbar. Recent project include the Viral Music Player which he programmed and co-created with fellow blogger/marketer John Oszajca. Scott began blogging on his site in 2009 and has since written some of the most popular posts for CD Baby’s DIY Musician and Disc Makers’ Echoes blog. Scott has studied guitar and music theory with Chris Broderick of Megadeth. He has also received a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming from Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall and is currently in training for Myers-Briggs profiling certification with Antonia Dodge and Camronn Huff as well as studying entrepreneurship, personal development and various personality profiling systems under the guidance of mentor Giovanni Cavalieri.

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