Compilation of 25 Most Useful jQuery Form enhancing Plugins


Easy user interaction and data collection is really a key functionality on most websites and web applications. Providing users high quality and intuitive input forms may be just what is needed to make your users take the time to fill in and submit the information you’re trying to collect. In this article we have showcased most useful & essential jQuery Form Enhancing Plugins. A few cheat sheets have been added as well.

Twitter with jQuery

Twitter’s running a new homepage with clean and easy design. Look at the top right of Twitter’s homepage, you’ll see the sign in button which will drop down the login form. Today, I will make an entry to show you how to create a login drop down with Twitter style using jQuery. It’s really easy, it’ll help you save the space of your webpage and make visitors feel comfortable by the awesome toggle login form. This entry will explain how it works step by step and it’s good for learning jQuery how to do the toggle and tooltips

Login Form With jQuery

One struggle that still remains today in web design is displaying all of the redundant information on every page. For example, a login form. What if there was a way to easily make the content accessible on every page, but keep it hidden until needed? Well you can, by making a top panel that when clicked, will reveal its self and its content. But we need to make this look nice, so we’ll also animate it.

Submit A Form Without Page Refresh using jQuery

In this example, we have a simple contact form with name, email, and phone number. The form submits all the fields to a php script without page refresh, using native jQuery functions (native meaning, you don’t need to download any extra plugins to make it work.

Using form labels as text field values

When designing you sometimes have limited space to put and display all of the form elements. Recently that happened to me and when I was trying to squeeze in a simple newsletter form to a 120px wide area (plus a limited height). I realized that some of the elements will have to go. The obvious solution was to get rid of the labels and put only the form text fields. How will the users know what are the text fields for? I will use value attributes and write the explanation in there, something like “Input your email here”. Problem solved? Not quite. Why? Because I am a web standards freak :)

In fields Labels

This is a simple plugin that turns properly formatted HTML forms into forms with in-field label support. Labels fade when the field is focused and disappear when text entry begins. Clearing a field and leaving brings back the label.

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