UX - Autocomplete indicators vs IE & Edge clear control

This came as a shock to me, likely it may to you as well. IE & even Edge have produced a new non-standard feature!

A preview of IE & Edge's Clear control


Automatically Saving Form Values In localStorage Cache

As part of the rewrite of a major application process for a client, they have requested the ability to navigate away from the form and come back to finish later. We suggested using database storage at the server, but it was declined as they did not want to use logins, and IP based retrieval could be less secure than desired. They did however, jump at the ability to save data permanently in the user's browser allowing them to come back at need, potentially even year over year. Thus began a small foray into auto persisting forms using localStorage. There's way more to the application than is represented here, but I've pulled the auto-saving piece out as I find it extremely useful in a generic sense.

HTML Drag and Drop File Upload With PHP Backend

This one fought me, for hours yesterday. A client wanted drag and drop implemented for file on their server using the entire page as the drag and drop area. I'm leaving the resulting javascript and php here for those that might need it.

Limiting Textarea Length

I thought I'd share a sort of plug and play solution to text area length controls that I've been abusing. All credit here goes to Roy Jin, the original developer. I just thought I'd share what a good tool it was, and the $(document).ready() code you need to be up and running. You can pick up the jquery Textarea Counter on his site, as well as look up docs for tweaking things.


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