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Tagged: forms

Cross-Browser HTML5 Form Validation is Finally Here! Now What? image/svg+xml

I’m irrationally excited because this is more than just a mundane feature shipping in a random browser preview. Safari was the last browser to implement HTML5 form validation — a feature that offers massive time savings for web developers — and it’s been a long time coming.

In this article I’d like to take a quick look at how we got here, what this change means, and why cross-browser form validation may change the way we build forms on the web.

It seems like we’ve been waiting for browser form validation forever, so it’s excellent to read that it’s finally coming to Safari. Validation and sanity checking are amongst my least favourite tasks, so any help the browser can provide to make client-side validation a bit easier and more standardised has to be a good thing.

The New Rules of Form Design image/svg+xml

Every day, we use forms for essential online activity. We fill them out to complete purchases; to sign up for email lists, social networks, and more; to participate in discussions; and to describe that oh-so-delicious looking photo of our lunch. It’s hardly hyperbole to say they’re the lifeblood of digital information sharing. For many years, however, with few improvements to be found, forms have been mired in working “well enough” but not exactly well. Now, modern techniques—when used correctly—allow designers to produce faster, easier, and more productive form experiences.

Some good tips on how to design better web forms. FWIW, I really dislike filling out forms, so if you’re a web designer and you’re reading this, please follow the tips in the article. Kthxbai.