Tag Archives: usability

Javascript date selector in Rails

Many projects I work on require a user to select dates while entering information into a form. Rails makes it trivial to create date selectors and save the results into models via the date_select form helper. Here’s what it looks like by default: Functional, but hardly friendly to require the user to manipulate three different […]

Automatically activating a form field with JavaScript

I’m a firm believer that software developers should do everything possible to make the end-user experience as simple as possible—in other words, make the software do the hard work so I don’t have to. You probably come across negative examples of this all the time without thinking twice: the web form that requires you to […]