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12. Improving Forms - Pg. 273

Improving Forms If you've ever tried to work with web forms, you know what a headache they can be. Luckily, the authors of HTML5 are working hard to make sure that experience improves. We're all waitng patently for browsers to support those nice new features, but in the meantme we have to build sites and turn out beautful functoning forms. 12 In this chapter, you'll learn the following topics: Marking up a form with some of the new HTML5 atributes Placing the cursor in the frst form feld Using placeholder text in form felds Validatng your site visitors' form entries Styling stubborn form elements such as fle uploads and select drop downs