I'd like to play with order and layout of the address fields on the New Individual form. I understand that in the localisation setting s this can be achieved but I am not having any luck with the for a NEW individual/contact. Is there not a .php file that i can edit the HTML output and manually rearrange the order of the fields? Is this the best approach? Thanks, Joe.
I would recommend you create a little jQuery to move the fields around (something like you see here: template jQuery example)
And then place the created template with jQuery on the appropriate form (which will probably be
CRM_Contact_Form_Edit_Address) using the alterContent hook (something like what you see here: alterContext hook example
Although this is not exactly what you want, it shows the approach. Does that help or is the confusion only growing?
What you need could potentially be delivered purely by creating, or modifying, a Profile.