12 Excellent jQuery Plugins for Enhancing Forms

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Forms are part of almost every website. Whether it’s a simple contact form or a complex sign-up form, filling one out is usually a mundane task. When possible, you should try to make form completion for the user easier and more enjoyable. Here are 12 jQuery plugins that can help you enhance your forms.

Password Strength

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Password Strength shows the strength of you passwords by telling you how long time it would take to brute force them. It tries to calculate how many possibilities the hacker needs to try to guess your password.

Dropdown Check List

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The Dropdown Check List jQuery widget transforms a regular select html element into a dropdown checkbox list.

Autocomplete

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Autocomplete gives the user the ability to quickly find and select some value, leveraging searching and filtering.

Ajax Fancy Capcha

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Ajax Fancy Captcha is a jQuery plugin that helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers.

Highlight

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Highlight increases usability by highlighting elements as you interact with the page. Its primary use is for forms, but it can also be used for tables, lists, or any element you specify.

Uniform

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Uniform is a plugin for jQuery that lets you style select, radio, and checkboxes however you desire.

jqTransform

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jqTransform is a jQuery styling plugin wich allows you to skin form elements.

boxy

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Boxy is a flexible, Facebook-style dialog box for jQuery with support for dragging and size tweening.

jQuery Validation

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jQuery Validation is a plugin that give you many form validating options.

Masked Input

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Masked Input allows a user to more easily enter fixed width input where you would like them to enter the data in a certain format (dates,phone numbers, etc).

Uploadify

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Uploadify is a jQuery plugin that allows the easy integration of a multiple (or single) file uploads on your website.

mcDropdown

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mcDropdown allow users to select from a complex hierarchical tree of options.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

24 Comments

  1. Degas
    November 17, 2009

    Excelent Resources-

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    • Binyamin
      November 18, 2009

      +1

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  2. designfollow
    November 17, 2009

    very useful

    thank you

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  3. Webstandard-Team
    November 18, 2009

    Very nice collection! If you need some more validation-Plugins, don’t miss “Validate your forms” (jQuery, Mootools, Prototype)!

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  4. pitcha
    November 18, 2009

    very useful

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  5. Jerusalem
    November 18, 2009

    Bookmarked!!

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  6. gr8pixel
    November 19, 2009

    Excellent post. I’ve been looking for a good jquery styling plugin to use for a form! Cheers..

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  7. BooshMedia
    November 20, 2009

    Cheers for this, I’m sure some of these plugins will come in handy for future web projects that come our way

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  8. Graphicdragons Creative
    November 21, 2009

    Awesome resources. we appreciate the blog.

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  9. wien
    November 22, 2009

    thanks for sharing this

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  10. GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka
    November 23, 2009

    really nice collection guys

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  11. Vikram
    November 24, 2009

    Really nice collection!

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  12. izdelava spletnih strani
    December 10, 2009

    Very usefull collections but simply doesn’t have the time to check them all.

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  13. Jackie
    December 24, 2009

    Excellant Post. I am really impress with Jquery power

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  14. Jessy Wu
    January 11, 2010

    nice collection. bookmarked!!!

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  15. denbagus
    February 10, 2010

    thank you for information about jquery forms

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  16. Cubism Designs
    March 11, 2010

    Thanks god i got it, as i am in need of autocomplete for one of my project and here it is nice collection of useful stuff.

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  17. Andrew Conlan
    March 26, 2010

    Thanks for the great collection

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  18. Jasmine Hegman
    June 30, 2010

    Awesome plugins! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  19. Rali Madhu
    August 17, 2010

    Super Resources.

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  20. Business Management
    May 23, 2011

    Nice collection of Jquery Forms…. Checkbox and Radio button plugins is very good.

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  21. Fahad
    February 23, 2012

    Uniform link is redirecting to josh blog, cant find the demo there

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  22. Ram Narendran
    March 1, 2012

    Awesome!! Too easy to implement!! :)

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  23. Lucian
    December 21, 2012

    Just used the jqTransform. Very good resources!.

    Reply

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