If you haven’t noticed yet, we have to fill out forms all the dang time. Every time you post to your Face Space, you’re interacting with one or more of these things. The documentation for designing and working with them is pretty sparse. These inputs also have a literal gazillion gotchas varying among browser and device types. <sarcasm>Hooraaaaaaay.</sarcasm>
This is the first in a post series on form elements and some of their intricacies. Hopefully I can keep this series shorter than the latest Game of Thrones novel. Here we go!
I explain a few frustrations with the UX of various text input types including <input type=”text” />, <textarea>, and an element with