I think it’s damn well time some jerk defines what the eff a “unicorn” designer (or really anything) actually is in an easy-to-digest listicle. BTW (bee tee dubs), being a unicorn has nothing to do with UXes, full stack whatevers, or knowing how to code the taste of soda pop bubbles into a carousel. They are not a new phenomenon. Unicorns have always been here and always will be… Probably.
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I did a code retreat today for the first time. It was educational, super difficult, and cruel which is comparable to riding my city bike in the middle of an ice storm wearing swim trunks.
If you haven’t noticed yet, we have to fill out forms all the dang time. Every time you post to your Face Space, you’re interacting with one or more of these things. The documentation for designing and working with them is pretty sparse. These inputs also have a literal gazillion gotchas varying among browser and device types. <sarcasm>Hooraaaaaaay.</sarcasm>
This is the first in a post series on form elements and some of their intricacies. Hopefully I can keep this series shorter than the latest Game of Thrones novel. Here we go!
Guitar Tabs, CDs & Mp3s available at http://www.candyrat.com/artists/LucaStricagnoli/LucaStricagnoli “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC arranged and performed by Luca …
I explain a few frustrations with the UX of various text input types including <input type=”text” />, <textarea>, and an element with