Notes from Aquent Summer of Learning webcast: Making Better Forms and Buttons

Instructor: Jim Webb

Big ideas:

  1. HTML5 form features make life easier.
  2. Most browsers don't support them yet.
  3. So use them anyway and provide backups. Use them in ways that don't hurt older browsers and provide alternatives for older browsers.
  4. Fancy buttons. Hooray!

HTML5 form features make life easier

This is better for screen readers and search engines and does neat stuff like clicking on the label to get into text box.

Most browsers don't support HTML5 form features yet

Use the HTML5 form features anyway but provide alternatives for older browsers

Fancy buttons