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Custom contact form with jQuery

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Custom contact form with jQuery
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we are going to build a awesome contact form. Also we are going to display errors using well-known jQuery plugin to validate form fields. We need to create necessery files: index.html, init.js and default.css.

Include all files into head section in your index.html

    <link href="css/default.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <script src="js/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="js/validate.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="js/init.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

As always we need to write HTML markup from scratch.

index.html

    <form id="form" class="blocks" action="#" method="post">
    <p>
    <label>Name:</label>
    <input type="text" class="text" name="name" />
    </p>
    <p>
    <label>Company:</label>
    <input type="text" class="text" name="company" />
    </p>
    <p>
    <label>Your e-mail:</label>
    <input type="text" class="text" name="email" />
    </p>
    <p>
    <label>Contact number:</label>
    <input type="text" class="text" name="phone" />
    </p>
    <p class="area">
    <label>Message:</label>
    <textarea class="textarea" name="message"></textarea>
    </p>
    <p>
    <label> </label>
    <input type="submit" class="btn" value="Submit" />
    </p>
    </form>

Easy? Note that I have assigned id to the form. It's really important because we are going to use it later. Let's go to the next step.

default.css

    .blocks p {
    margin-bottom:15px;
    position:relative;
    }
     
    .btn {
    display:block;
    float:left;
    height:31px;
    line-height:31px;
    padding:0 10px;
    background:url(../gfx/bgbtn.jpg) repeat-x;
    color:#565e62;
    font-weight:bold;
    font-size:11px;
    border:1px solid #e1e0df;
    outline:none;
    }
     
    .text,
    .textarea {
    padding:5px 10px;
    height:27px;
    border:1px solid #ddd;
    color:#333;
    background:url(../gfx/bginput.jpg) repeat-x bottom #fff;
    position:relative;
    z-index:2;
    }
     
    .text {
    width:220px;
    }
     
    .textarea {
    height:150px;
    width:350px;
    }
     
    .blocks label {
    float:left;
    width:100px;
    line-height:37px;
    text-align:right;
    margin-right:15px;
    font-weight:bold;
    color:#666;
    }
     
    .blocks label.error,
    .blocks label.ok {
    position:absolute;
    z-index:1;
    top:-4px;
    left:110px;
    padding:5px 15px 5px 280px;
     
    /* Reseting previous label values */
    width:auto;
    text-align:left;
    margin:0;
    background-repeat:no-repeat;
    background-position:257px 16px;
    }
     
    .blocks label.ok {
    background-image:url(../gfx/icook.gif);
    background-color:#deefca;
    color:#577530;
    }
     
    .blocks label.error {
    background-image:url(../gfx/icofail.gif);
    background-color:#f5d6d7;
    color:#c81925;
    }
     
    .area label.ok,
    .area label.error {
    height:163px;
    padding-left:410px;
    background-position:387px 16px;
    }
     
    /* CSS3 */
    .btn, .text, .textarea, .blocks label.error, .blocks label.ok {
    -moz-border-radius:8px;
    -webkit-border-radius:8px;
    border-radius:8px;
    }

init.js

    $(function(){
    $("#form").validate({ // your form id (you can also use class name instead id)
    rules: {
    name: {
    required: true, // makes the element always required
    minlength: 3 // makes the element require a given minimum length
    },
    company: {
    required: true
    },
    phone: {
    required: true,
    number: true, // makes the element require a decimal number
    minlength: 6
    },
    email: {
    required: true,
    email: true // makes the element require a valid email
    },
    message: {
    required: true
    }
    },
    messages: { // specify custom messages
    name: {
    required: 'This field is required',
    minlength: 'Minimum length: 3'
    },
    company: {
    required: 'This field is required',
    },
    phone: {
    required: 'This field is required',
    number: 'Invalid phone number',
    minlength: 'Minimum length: 6'
    },
    email: 'Invalid e-mail address',
    message: {
    required: 'This field is required'
    }
    },
    success: function(label) {
    // set 'ok' class to error-labels to indicate valid fields and call fadeOut() function after 2000ms
    label.html('OK').removeClass('error').addClass('ok');
    setTimeout(function(){
    label.fadeOut(500);
    }, 2000)
    }
    });
    });

Finished! The article source:http://playground.mobily.pl/tutorials/how-to-create-a-awesome-contact-form.html