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More of the Top Tutorials for HTML5 Forms

Itís been a while since we have supplied you with HTML5 form tutorials, but we have some more for you to check out once again. As you probably know, forms are essential elements to most websites, so you want them to not only look good, but also be user-friendly. Here are more helpful tutorials that cover HTML5 forms on the Web.

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Itís been a while since we have supplied you with HTML5 form tutorials, but we have some more for you to check out once again. As you probably know, forms are essential elements to most websites, so you want them to not only look good, but also be user-friendly. Here are more helpful tutorials that cover HTML5 forms on the Web.

HTML5 and CSS3 Envelope Contact Form

The form you learn to create here isnít anything extremely complicated, but its look is different.  The form is designed to look like an envelope, which is clever since it is a contact form after all. 

The author begins with the HTML structure, moves on to the HTML5 and the placeholder attribute, and then moves on to the layout.  The CSS styling used to create some of the aesthetic attributes of the form includes box shadow and gradient effects.  Lastly, the author shows you how to create various buttons to give the form a nice finishing touch.  Again, itís not a complex tutorial, but itís quick and full of useful tidbits that you can use over and over again.

Link: http://www.red-team-design.com/html5-css3-envelope-contact-form

Styling HTML5 Form Validation Errors

While the other tutorials in this list concentrate on showing you how to create HTML5 forms, this one focuses on troubleshooting that comes along with HTML5 form validation errors.  Form validation is an integral part to many forms, as it helps guide visitors on what they need to input into the fields.  As is usually the case with any programming, many errors can occur, so the author explains the necessary steps to fix them in this tutorial.  The fact that form validation is so important makes this tutorial a valuable one in the realm of HTML5 forms.

Link: http://www.broken-links.com/2011/06/16/styling-html5-form-validation-errors/

Fun with HTML5 Forms

This tutorial begins with an intro on the value of HTML5 and how it simplifies everything.  Once you get into the meat of the tutorial, you see that it offers examples of several different types of forms with unique features.  Simply put, if you are looking for a forms tutorial that gives a lot of bang for your buck, do not skip this one.

Here are the types of forms you will learn how to create via HTML5: an email signup form, a form with placeholder text, a form with validation and required fields, a date picker, a list of data for user-friendliness, and a form that features numbers.  Each section is rather short but provides enough detail to give you a solid background on what needs to be done.  Thereís also a section towards the end that focuses on having the forms degrade gracefully if necessary so that all your visitors have a solid user experience when coming to your site.  This tutorial is long due to the amount of information packed into it, but it is one that you should not pass up if you are trying to learn HTML5 forms.

Link: http://thinkvitamin.com/code/fun-with-html5-forms/

Create a Stylish Contact Form with HTML5 and CSS3

A contact form is vital if you want to keep in touch with feedback and questions from your siteís visitors.  This tutorial shows you how to make a basic contact form that has a bit of style to it.  The HTML5 helps add functionality to the form, while the look is delivered via CSS3, which allows you to take a Photoshop concept and recreate it purely out of code.

The tutorial begins with creating the contact formís concept in Photoshop.  Once you have the visual in front of you, the author takes you through the steps to create the concept entirely out of HTML5 and CSS3.  Along the way youíll learn how to implement such things as gradients, highlights, and shadows to give the form a smooth and modern look.

Link: http://line25.com/tutorials/create-a-stylish-contact-form-with-html5-css3

Designing Forms in HTML5 and CSS3

The focus here is to teach you how to design a basic form in HTML5 and CSS3 that contains various form elements.  The sample form contains a nice mix of elements that you would typically find in different types of forms.  The elements included are autofocus, drop box, email validation, textarea validation, textbox validation, and url validation.  The tutorial is pretty concise so you donít need a lot of time to complete.  In the end, youíll learn some useful information that you can implement in your own custom HTML5 forms in the future.

Link: http://codepixelz.com/html5/designing-form-using-html5-and-css3/

Slick Login Form with HTML5 and CSS3

If you have a site that requires membership credentials to access certain features, a login form is a must.  This quick demo uses various HTML5 attributes and CSS to teach you how to make a login form that functions as good as it looks.  The attributes discussed include placeholder, required, autofocus, and type=ĒpasswordĒ.  The CSS includes box shadow and gradients to add some nice visual effects.  Just because itís a simple login form does not mean that you cannot make it look good with a little bit of styling.  In addition, the form also degrades gracefully to look good on older browsers, just in case you have visitors that have not upgraded yet.

Link: http://www.red-team-design.com/slick-login-form-with-html5-css3

How to Build Cross-Browser HTML5 Forms

The folks over at the Nets Tuts site usually have some of the best tutorials around, no matter what the topic is.  Theyíre in-depth, easy to follow, and offer solid material that you can use to build on.  This particular tutorial is no different, and it covers the topic of how to build cross-browser HTML5 forms.  Designated as being a tutorial for those with moderate HTML5 knowledge, it takes about one hour to complete.

The tutorial teaches you how to serve attractive HTML5 forms to modern browsers and uses a combination of Webforms, Mondernizr, jQuery UI and various jQuery plugins to serve older browsers as well.  The fact that the tutorial addresses the issue of backwards compatibility makes it worth a read and allows you to jump right into the greatness that is HTML5 thanks to some handy tools.

Link: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/how-to-build-cross-browser-html5-forms/

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