25 jQuery Plugins for Working with Forms
Almost every website uses a form of some kind. Contact forms and other types of forms can be enhanced with the use of a number of jQuery plugins that are readily available. In this post we’ll feature 25 useful plugins that you may be able to use in your own work with forms.
jqTransform will make it easy to give your forms a more attractive look as compared to the default form.
jQuery Form Plugin
With this plugin you can easily upgrade HTML forms to make use of AJAX.
Display labels inside form fiels with this plugin. The label remains until the user starts typing.
jQuery Form Validation
This plugin will validate the information entered into form fields before it is submitted.
AJAX Form Validation
Another option for adding form validation.
jQuery Auto Complete
This plugins adds an auto complete functionality to form fields, especially useful for searches.
Another option for adding auto complete to form fields.
Uploadify allows you to easily add one or more upload options.
Contactable will help you to make jQuery contact forms quickly and easily.
Input Fields with Images
This plugin allows you to add icons or images inside of input fields to add some flair to your forms.
Add icons or images to items in a dropdown.
If your forms include checkboxes or radio buttons this plugin will allow you to style them.
Radio Button and Checkbox Replacement
This plugin will also help for styling radio buttons and checkboxes to suit your needs.
Datepicker makes it easy to add calendars to date input fields in forms.
This is another option for enhancing date fields within a form.
Plugin for Password Masking
This gives users the option to see the chracters of the password the are entering, for usability purposes.
ToggleVal will allow you to customize form fields to display default text within form fields.
If you want users to be able to preview what they are entering into form fields, this plugin will allow you to do it.
This plugin will autosave the progress of form fields using cookies so nothing will be lost.
Elastic uses jQuery to allow textareas to expand according to the text that is entered.
iPhone Style Checkboxes
This plugin enhances standard HTML checkboxes and gives them an iPhone-like styling.
AJAX Fancy CAPTCHA jQuery Plugin
Use this plugin to help prevent comment form spam with the use of a fancy CAPTCHA.
Turn any textarea into a markup editor.
Turn any link or form from a standard request to an AJAX request.
When a user has entered the maximum number of characters in a field (such as a phone number) it will auto tab to the next field.
For more jQuery resources please see:
- Easy Display Switch with CSS and jQuery
- Create an Image Rotator with Description (CSS/jQuery)
- 25 jQuery Plugins for Navigation
- 25 jQuery Tutorials for Improved Navigation