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Animate jQuery validation feedback form

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Animate jQuery validation feedback form
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The trick is very simple: after user presses signup button, validation occurs and all fields that are invalid get shaken a little bit. They have very simple web form as example below shows. I won't explain the web form structure and styling here, but will rather focus on animation effect.

<ul>
    <li class="first">
        <h3>Your Name</h3>
        <p>
            <input type="text" value="First and Last name" id="name" name="name" /></p>
    </li>
    <li>
        <h3>Email</h3>
        <p>
            <input type="text" value="my@email.com" name="email"  /></p>
    </li>
    <li>
        <h3>Password</h3>
        <p>
            <input type="password" name="passwd" /></p>
    </li>
    <li>
        <h3>Password confirmation</h3>
        <p>
            <input type="password" name="passwd_conf"  /></p>
    </li>
    <li>
        <h3>User name</h3>
        <p>
            <input type="text" value="MyUserName" id="userName" name="user_name"  /></p>
    </li>
</ul>

This is how this demo works: when user presses signup button, jQuery will get all empty input fields. If there is at least one empty input field, an animation will be applied to field(s).

$("#signup").click(function() {
    var emptyfields = $("input[value=]");
    if (emptyfields.size() > 0) {
        emptyfields.each(function() {
            // animation goes here
        });
    }
}); 

Let's see how to create simple animation. We want to move each field 10px to the left, then 10px to the right, repeat this one more time and set them back to their original positions. Example on Jumpchart even randomizes animations, but I will keep it simple here.

$("#signup").click(function() {
    var emptyfields = $("input[value=]");
    if (emptyfields.size() > 0) {
        emptyfields.each(function() {
            $(this).stop()
                .animate({ left: "-10px" }, 100).animate({ left: "10px" }, 100)
                .animate({ left: "-10px" }, 100).animate({ left: "10px" }, 100)
                .animate({ left: "0px" }, 100)
                .addClass("required");
        });
    }
});

Signup on Jumpchart has one usability issue, though. After short animation user looses validation feedback. That is why we will add CSS class "required" to invalid fields that will change their borders to red. This is all you need.

The article source:http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/post/2009/09/16/Animate-validation-feedback-using-jQuery.aspx