If you’re developing a nice website like Facebook or Youtube where subscribers share images and videos, or you’re selling premium content like e-books online, you have to provide a way for users to upload content. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add file uploading capability to your web page like a pro.
The W3C HTML Standard defines several <input > types each designed to handle a specific type of data. For file uploading purposes, the HTML input element, aptly tag named <input type=”file”>, has been provided. How does it work? Let’s dive straight into the tutorial to find out. [click to continue…]
When you include forms on your website for user input, it is always advisable to perform some validation on the data entered. This not only ensures that your application receives the type of data it can work with, but it also makes for good UX (user experience) as users will be able to be warned of the incorrect input and be given hints of the kind of data that is acceptable.
This page is a reference for the newly added HTML5 form input types. Each section shows how to create the input element, attributes and examples.
Number Input Type
Number input type is used to specify numerical values as input. Opera was the first browser came up with the support type = “number”. Some of browsers such as Chrome and Safari display this input type as a spinbox control and user can click on the arrow to increase or decrease the current input number. In Mozilla and IE it displays like a standard textbox and no feedback is provided to the user when focus is lost. Additionally developer can set the starting, minimum and maximum values with this input type.
In mobile devices iPhone open a normal keyboard whereas some of devices open up a numerical keyboard to input only numeric values. [click to continue…]
Forms are essential components of any good website. A form makes it possible to collect user input. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a form in HTML and we will also see how to process the form data.
The <form> element
The <form> element lets you create a form. Forms are used on a website to capture user inputs. In other words, forms are used to collect the values entered by the user on a web page. [click to continue…]
HTML5 has introduced many input types. The number input type is one of them. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use and customize the number input type. This post will also talk about the advantages of using this new input type.
What is the number input type?
The number input type (<input type=”number”>) is one of the many input types. It gives a numeric input field in an HTML form, which lets you enter numbers in a flexible manner. Using this input type, you can enter a value in two ways — from the keyword and by clicking the little up and down buttons provided in the input field. [click to continue…]
The server side form validations help keeping the form submission data consistent. The validations also help in lesser server side errors. For example, if you have set length limit in the database for a text input, it is better to do the validation before it actually gets cut off by the database system or even getting an error thrown. [click to continue…]
Here is one of form validation error messages that made me laugh aloud : “invalid last name. Please enter a valid last name”. The form (or the souls that coded that form) decided my last name is bad and imagine, they want me to build a valid last name too!
Bad, uninformed form validations can turn people away from your web form. Often it means lost sales or opportunities.
Web forms are communication channels through which your users reach you. It is the salesman or the front desk of your website. It is hence required to carefully design the form communication (apart from the form aesthetics). In this article we look deep in to the subject. [click to continue…]
This beginner level tutorial is about creating forms in Dreamweaver. You may be familiar with creating web pages in Dreamweaver. This tutorial takes you one step ahead and shows you how to build great interactive forms in Dreamweaver.
The general working of a web form