Writing Better Forms

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Rachel Green

Forms are the unsung hero of a web app. Without them, most of our sites wouldn't have any data or even users. But we don't talk about forms that much, other than to say that building forms is hard. We want our forms to look nice and be useful, but sometimes that feels impossible. Join me for a refresher course on forms. We'll walk through creating three types of forms, from basic to advanced. Along the way I'll teach you some tips and tricks to create forms that delight users without frustrating your developers. And it's all vanilla Rails and JS as well - no extra DSL or libraries required.