Forget every article you’ve read that tries to explain large language models. Just read this post by Peter and feel it.
This is such a handy tool for building forms! Choose different combinations of
autocomplete attributes on
input elements and see how that will be conveyed to users on iOS and Android devices.
Here’s one simple, practical way to make apps perform better on mobile devices: always configure HTML input fields with the correct
autocompleteattributes. While these three attributes are often discussed in isolation, they make the most sense in the context of mobile user experience when you think of them as a team.
This is an excellent deep dive with great advice:
You may think that you are familiar with the basic
autocompleteoptions, such as those that help the user fill in credit card numbers or address form fields, but I’d urge you to review them to make sure that you are aware of all of the options. The spec lists over 50 values!
The many ways of improving a single form field in HTML.
I love these kinds of deep dives into markup!
When I liveblogged Jason’s talk at An Event Apart in Chicago, I included this bit of reporting:
Jason proceeds to relate a long and involved story about buying burritos online from Chipotle.
Well, here is that story. It’s a good one, with some practical takeaways (if you’ll pardon the pun):
- Use HTML5 input features
- Support autofill
- Make autofill part of your test plans
If you’re looking for an accessible standalone autocomplete script, this one from GDS looks very good (similar to Lea’s awesomplete).
This is a really good use-case for cancelling fetch requests: making API calls while autocompleting in search.
Equal parts clever and scary. By using
autocomplete in HTML and some offscreen positioning in CSS, it’s possible to extract some unexpected personal information.
I expect browsers will be closing these holes pretty quickly.
A useful primer on which combinations of attributes and values work best for which form fields:
Lea wasn’t happy with the lack of styling and extensibility of the datalist element, so she rolled her own lightweight autocomplete/type-ahead widget, and she’s sharing it with the world.
The accidental beauty in Google’s autosuggest algorithm.
Yeah, it’s an April Fool’s video (lamest day on the internet) but this is amusing.