Form Inputs: The Browser Support Problem You Didn't Know You Had
The lowly form input: it's been a part of the HTML spec for years, but before HTML5, most developers rarely gave it a second thought. As the use of smartphones (and their onscreen keyboards) has flourished, however, the input type has taken on a new and incredibly important role in how people interact with the web … and it's chock-full of browser and device inconsistencies and pitfalls. Learn how input types and patterns can give your users a better onscreen keyboard experience, and how to abuse these features to meet the needs of today (if you must).
About Aaron Ladage
Aaron Ladage is a UI engineer for DEG in Overland Park, Kansas. He’s currently obsessed with creating faster, leaner responsive sites, and architecting front-end workflow tools and processes that help other developers do the same. Outside of work and freelance, Aaron is a cliché Kansas City BBQ snob and brews some really bad beer. He's the creator of inputtypes.com, a testing utility for onscreen keyboards, input types and validation patterns, and Yeo+Lab, a front-end website scaffolding tool, with his DEG teammates.
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