Astounding Ajax/CSS Forms: 30+ Modern Trends , Tips and Techniques

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 25 Comments

Form is an important element in a website.The recent developments in web 2.0 scenario and the growing quantity of web apps has even make it more important. The most important point in building a form is the usability fact. Form should be easy to understand so that visitors can enter values into the form correctly without getting confused.

In this article we will explain the various techniques, tutorials, examples relating to the modern trends in building web forms to enhance the user experience.

Form Validation Techniques

when users enter values into the form, as the owner of the site must ensure that the value in accordance with the insert is expected, provide information on visitors to the validation before they are sent to the owner of the site

1. Live Validation

Live Validation is a small open source JavaScript library built for giving users real-time validation information as they fill out forms.

2. fValidator

fValidator is an open source (free) unobtrusive JavaScript tool for easy handling form validation.

3. Validation With Prototype

The basic method is to attach to the form’s onsubmit event, read out all the form elements’ classes and perform validation if required. If a field fails validation, reveal field validation advice and prevent the form from submitting.

4. Ajax form validation

This is Ajax form Validation, you can learning how to use AJAX to process and validate your forms.

5. jQuery inline form validation

6. sForm – Ajax Form Validation

This validation form is a real-time feedback to users, when they fill out the form, they will know what happened to see the color will appear. Fields that have not been properly will appear red and after validation is going to be green. This will facilitate the user when filling out the form

AJAX/CSS Forms Tutorials

7. How to make a password strength meter for your registration form

This tutorial will teach you how to make a password strength meter

8. AJAX Form POST/GET

With AJAX the browser page is not reloading, but the data is just sent to the server for processing. The server saves the data or calculates something and sends back the answer. The AJAX JavaScript either displays the answer (page) or does some action depending on the answer

9. Style Web Forms Using CSS

In this article you will look at step by step how you can use CSS to create attractive and usable forms.

10. Styling File Inputs With CSS And The Dom

This tutorial will explain stylish file upload inputs via clever use of js and css. This is great tutorial form Shaun Inman.

11. Degradable Ajax Form Validation

If you’ve ever confronted the task of validating data in a form, you know about choice. Whether it’s choosing between client side or server-side scripts, or the amount of information a user should see on the screen, the results should always give the user quick and meaningful feedback, while providing a solution for when things go wrong.

12. Fancy Contact Form

In this tutorial you will learn to make an AJAX contact form which leverages modern web development techniques. You will using PHP, CSS and jQuery with the help of the formValidator plugin for form validation and the JQTransform plugin, which will style all the input fields and buttons of the form.

AJAX CSS Form Online Builder

13. Form Assembly

This is A CSS Stylesheet Collection for Web Forms

14. Web Form Factory

Web Form Factory is an open source web form generator . They will automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database.

15. JotForm

JotForm is the First Web Based WYSIWYG Form Builder. Create and publish web forms using your browser. Its drag and drop user interface makes form building doable for anybody that wants to do it

16. Wufoo

Wufoo is HTML form builder helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing a single line of code.

17. FormLogix

FormLogix is an online form builder tool for creating web databases and web forms. FormLogix is a WYSIWYG tool and it requires zero coding skills. It enables a user to easily create web forms and web databases such as: Contact us forms, Feedback forms, Events registration forms, Surveys, online Polls, Order forms, Invitations, CRM

18. Phpform

Phpform  is free form builder . You can create online forms quickly and there are many color options available form

19. Formspring

FormSpring’s is easy form builder that make companies and organizations an easy to create some form online to begin the integration with the web site and data collection

20. Icebrrg

Icebrrg can easily create any kind of online forms for websites and blogs – no programming skills or special skills needed.

AJAX CSS Form Best Examples

21. Masked Input Plugin

22. prettyForms

23. Ajax Contact Form with YUI

24. Ajax Chained Selectdemo

25. Instant Edit

26. Anchor Layout with Forms

27. Uploadform

28. Textarea

29. CSS-based Form Template

30. Uniform

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Yanuar Prisantoso is a 25 year old web developer in Onebitmedia, he has experience in the web design and  web development industry and posts articles and very interested about jQuery and interactive on his blog, Denbagus. You can follow on Twitter or contact him through his website.

25 Comments Best Comments First
  • Jesus

    Thursday, March 18th, 2010 14:29

    17

    Hi, fantastic compillation!

    I have write a tutorial about how to do ajax form validation with jquery and php in spanish, and i thougth that your spanish readers could apreciate it, so here’s the link:
    http://blog.jesusyepes.com/diseno-web/formulario-css-con-validacion-jquery-y-php/

    Keep the good work!

    +2
  • Blaze Pollard

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 21:40

    19

    Here is a good one,
    Ajax’d Form with Fancy Email
    http://bit.ly/arltdj

    +1
  • Gary Stephen Callaghan

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:44

    3

    Ahh great these techniques will come in handy for the remake of my website. Great list you’ve put together, can’t wait to see some more.

    0
  • Enrico

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:31

    2

    how can you not mention this guy: http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/ not even for one plugin ???

    0
  • Logo Bliss

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:35

    9

    These will come in handy for future projects ! Nice list.

    0
  • Smashing Buzz

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 20:58

    11

    i love to learn about modern techniques of css and ajax which you sharing really helping stuff for me to learn some professional techniques. thanks

    0
  • Kiran Kumar

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:29

    8

    this post helps to find very easy way to build forms. Great share appreciate the effort taken by the author.

    0
  • Sonny Stevens

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 02:20

    12

    Nice Work! Thanks Yanuar

    0
  • Amberly | Web Designer

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 16:20

    4

    Great work.
    Thanks for putting together this useful List.

    0
  • Jordan Walker

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 17:17

    5

    Great list, thanks for the round up.

    0
  • zohaib

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:26

    7

    i am not very good in ajax so far. but this post will help me a lot. Thanks Yanuar Prisantoso for sharing

    0
  • Duane

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 03:18

    13

    Excellent post. Am a huge fan of Wufoo as it is very user friendly.

    0
  • Wordpress Wiz

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 13:34

    1

    Pretty good list. Although I like to build my own forms, Wufoo rocks the house when you just want to build something quickly.

    0
  • Alvin

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 07:28

    22

    Great Article,

    this actually saved a lots of my time to search for the good form for my site.

    Thanks!

    0
  • Steve

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 14:31

    23

    I use jotform for every form I create. Thank god I have jotform.

    0
  • md

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 09:45

    24

    excellent collections

    sayeed
    hiderabad.com

    0
  • Brian

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 03:24

    25

    The upload form #27 is down. The site no longer works. Thanks for the resources!

    0
  • Paul

    Monday, March 7th, 2011 08:22

    21

    This helped me out in a big way.
    Forms can be very frustrating, and this helped give me some clarity to get the job done right.
    Thanks
    -
    Edited my Moderator

    0
  • Mark

    Monday, February 21st, 2011 04:49

    20

    Nice infos, exactly what I was searching for. Thanks for sharing!

    0
  • Mohit Aneja

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 16:45

    14

    Hey!
    Very informative and useful resource you brought out here.
    Great work…Thanks for sharing it.

    0
  • Hian Battiston

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010 03:25

    15

    Thanks man! Very useful!

    0
  • umer

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 10:54

    16

    Yeah, practice is the most important part

    0
  • Divyesh Ardeshana

    Friday, April 2nd, 2010 20:01

    18

    very very good collection & apply jQuery proper way…

    0
  • Brian

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 03:24

    25

    The upload form #27 is down. The site no longer works. Thanks for the resources!

    0
  • md

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 09:45

    24

    excellent collections

    sayeed
    hiderabad.com

    0
  • Steve

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 14:31

    23

    I use jotform for every form I create. Thank god I have jotform.

    0
  • Alvin

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 07:28

    22

    Great Article,

    this actually saved a lots of my time to search for the good form for my site.

    Thanks!

    0
  • Paul

    Monday, March 7th, 2011 08:22

    21

    This helped me out in a big way.
    Forms can be very frustrating, and this helped give me some clarity to get the job done right.
    Thanks
    -
    Edited my Moderator

    0
  • Mark

    Monday, February 21st, 2011 04:49

    20

    Nice infos, exactly what I was searching for. Thanks for sharing!

    0
  • Blaze Pollard

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 21:40

    19

    Here is a good one,
    Ajax’d Form with Fancy Email
    http://bit.ly/arltdj

    +1
  • Divyesh Ardeshana

    Friday, April 2nd, 2010 20:01

    18

    very very good collection & apply jQuery proper way…

    0
  • Jesus

    Thursday, March 18th, 2010 14:29

    17

    Hi, fantastic compillation!

    I have write a tutorial about how to do ajax form validation with jquery and php in spanish, and i thougth that your spanish readers could apreciate it, so here’s the link:
    http://blog.jesusyepes.com/diseno-web/formulario-css-con-validacion-jquery-y-php/

    Keep the good work!

    +2
  • umer

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 10:54

    16

    Yeah, practice is the most important part

    0
  • Hian Battiston

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010 03:25

    15

    Thanks man! Very useful!

    0
  • Mohit Aneja

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 16:45

    14

    Hey!
    Very informative and useful resource you brought out here.
    Great work…Thanks for sharing it.

    0
  • Duane

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 03:18

    13

    Excellent post. Am a huge fan of Wufoo as it is very user friendly.

    0
  • Sonny Stevens

    Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 02:20

    12

    Nice Work! Thanks Yanuar

    0
  • Smashing Buzz

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 20:58

    11

    i love to learn about modern techniques of css and ajax which you sharing really helping stuff for me to learn some professional techniques. thanks

    0
  • Logo Bliss

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:35

    9

    These will come in handy for future projects ! Nice list.

    0
  • Kiran Kumar

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:29

    8

    this post helps to find very easy way to build forms. Great share appreciate the effort taken by the author.

    0
  • zohaib

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:26

    7

    i am not very good in ajax so far. but this post will help me a lot. Thanks Yanuar Prisantoso for sharing

    0
  • Jordan Walker

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 17:17

    5

    Great list, thanks for the round up.

    0
  • Amberly | Web Designer

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 16:20

    4

    Great work.
    Thanks for putting together this useful List.

    0
  • Gary Stephen Callaghan

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:44

    3

    Ahh great these techniques will come in handy for the remake of my website. Great list you’ve put together, can’t wait to see some more.

    0
  • Enrico

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 14:31

    2

    how can you not mention this guy: http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/ not even for one plugin ???

    0
  • Wordpress Wiz

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 13:34

    1

    Pretty good list. Although I like to build my own forms, Wufoo rocks the house when you just want to build something quickly.

    0

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