formwatcher

Unobtrusively improve forms with JavaScript. Written for ender.

Formwatcher Version 1.1.1-dev

I'm currently switching this library to work with qwery, bonzo and underscore instead of jQuery and adding the library to ender, so it's a bit messy right now.

The formwatcher is a tool to easily improve forms with javascript.

It is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, so that every form remains intact without the use of Javascript.

The main features include:

  • Validation
  • Decorators (Turn a simple select input field into an image selector, or a font selector or display a nice hint)
  • AJAX conversion (Turn a form into an AJAX call automatically)
  • Simple html attribute configuration that is W3C valid.
  • It's very easy to create your own validators / decorators.
  • ...plenty more.

The most common useage is to include formwatcher.js along with formwatcher.validators.js and formwatcher.Hint.js. Luckily there is a minified pack which contains exactly those 3 files: minified/formwatcher.pack.js.

So just include it in your <head></head> section:

<head>
  [...]
  <script type="text/javascript" src="javascripts/forwmatcher.pack.js"></script>
</head>

Well,... and basically you're done.

Please refer to the README/ folder for instructions on how to use and extend formwatcher.