Creating, Styling, and Validating Web Forms

This course is all about creating and processing web forms. It starts with using the latest HTML standards to create and provide basic validation for an HTML form. Then it covers styling forms using CSS. This includes showing the validation status of form fields. You'll then learn to write clean, real-time client-side form validation with JavaScript and regular expressions. Finally, you'll learn to validate forms on the server with Node.js, JSON, and Ajax.


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  1. Learn to create HTML forms using the latest HTML standards.
  2. Learn to style forms with CSS.
  3. Learn to validate forms on the client with JavaScript and regular expressions.
  4. Learn to validate forms on the server with Node.js.
  5. Learn to use Ajax techniques to do server-side validation on specific form fields without refreshing the entire page.
  1. HTML Forms
    1. How HTML Forms Work
    2. The <form> Tag
      1. Get vs. Post
    3. Form Elements
      1. id and name Attributes
      2. Text Fields
      3. Labels
      4. Text-like Input Types
      5. placeholder Attribute
      6. pattern Attribute
      7. Password Fields
      8. Date and Time Fields
      9. Number Fields
      10. Color Fields
      11. Tel, URL, and Email Fields
      12. tel
      13. url and email
      14. Search Fields
      15. Hidden Fields
    4. Buttons
      1. Submit Button
      2. Reset Button
      3. Button Buttons
    5. Checkboxes
    6. Radio Buttons
    7. Fieldsets
    8. Select Menus
      1. Option Groups
    9. Textareas
  2. JavaScript Form Validation
    1. Server-side Form Validation
    2. HTML Form Validation
    3. Accessing Form Data
    4. Form Validation with JavaScript
    5. Checking Validity on Input and Submit Events
    6. Adding Error Messages
      1. The dataset Property
    7. Validating Textareas
    8. Validating Checkboxes
    9. Validating Radio Buttons
      1. Which Radio Button was Selected?
    10. Validating Select Menus
    11. Giving the User a Chance
  3. Styling Forms with CSS
    1. General Form Layout
    2. Form-field Pseudo-Classes
    3. Applying Pseudo-Classes to Forms
    4. Radio Buttons, Checkboxes, and Fieldsets
  4. Regular Expressions
    1. Getting Started
      1. JavaScript's Regular Expression test() Method
    2. Regular Expression Syntax
      1. Start and End ( ^ $ )
      2. Number of Occurrences ( ? + * {} )
      3. Common Characters ( . \d \D \w \W \s \S )
      4. Grouping ( [] )
      5. Negation ( ^ )
      6. Subpatterns ( () )
      7. Alternatives ( | )
      8. Escape Character ( \ )
      9. Case-Insensitive Matches
    3. Backreferences
    4. Form Validation with Regular Expressions
    5. Cleaning Up Form Entries
    6. A Slightly More Complex Example
  5. Node.js and Server-side Form Validation
    1. Welcome to the Server-side
      1. What is a web server?
      2. Dynamic Websites
    2. Google Chrome DevTools: Network Tab
      1. Status Codes
    3. Welcome to Node.js
      1. Installing Node.js
      2. package.json
      3. Our First App
      4. What does npm start do?
    4. Our First Web App
      1. Stopping the Server
    5. Fat-arrow Functions
    6. Sending a Response with HTML
    7. The favicon.ico Icon
    8. Simple Routing and 404 Pages
      1. Delivering favicon.ico
    9. Express - Node.js Web Application Framework
      1. app.js
    10. Favicon Middleware
    11. Static Files
    12. Processing a Simple Form
    13. Form Validation
    14. Validators
      1. Validation Chaining
      2. not()
      3. withMessage(message)
      4. Custom Validators
    15. Ajax
      1. XMLHttpRequest
      2. Asynchronous
  6. JSON
    1. Review of Object Literals
      1. Arrays
      2. Objects
      3. Arrays in Objects
      4. Objects in Arrays
    2. Back to JSON
      1. JSON Syntax
      2. The built-in JavaScript JSON Object
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this JavaScript class:

  • Basic HTML
  • Basic CSS
  • Basic JavaScript

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