Pretty form validation in DriveWorks

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I’ve always liked how DriveWorksXpress handles form validation. When you build the form, you tell DriveWorksXpress what type of data you want (text or number) and if it is a number, tell it the range of numbers you will accept. With no more setup than that, the validation output looks like the image above -if there is a validation issue, the field is pinkish and a tooltip is available to help the user fix the issue. This seems a bit […]

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DriveWorks Colors, Part 37

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I had no idea that a simple topic of colors could have so many options in DriveWorks. Today I received an email from Glen Smith. (Yes, though you cannot prove it by his blog, he is still alive.) …. To show he still has some sweet automation skills, he made a little DriveWorks Live page showing three other color selection methods. Goto: http://live.driveworks.co.uk/ Log in as “Jeff” and leave the password blank. After you’ve read the directions, click on the […]

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Colors in DriveWorks Pro

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Since my post about color selection in DriveWorks Solo, I’ve had several questions if DriveWorks Pro had better options. It does. With Pro, you have a lot more control over your input forms…you can replace your typical radio buttons, check boxes, etc. with pictures. As a simple example, in the image below, it may appear you are looking at six color swatches, but actually those are radio buttons! Your users can click on the color picture. You still can use […]

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Color Selection in DriveWorks Solo

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I’ve done some¬†research. Even though all pictures from 1903 are in black and white, there were actually eight colors back then! Red, yellow, blue, green, orange, brown, purple, and black. If life would have stayed like that everything would be simpler. Sadly, someone let the hippies have their way, and now there are many more colors. Most I have no idea what they look like by name alone. Thus if you give me a simple list of colors it has […]

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