By Code FellowsNovember 8, 2013

The 10 Best JavaScript Libraries for Form Validation and Formatting

Formatting and presenting data entry forms on websites is a challenge for developers, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite JavaScript libraries for forms, input formatting, and validation.

Read through the list to find new resources, and let us know of any we missed that should be included. We’ll add to the list as we learn of new libraries, so check back for updates.

GENERAL VALIDATION LIBRARIES

We like the ease of use of the below general validation libraries. They’re straightforward and provide what you need, with great examples of the final product.

Parsley.js, validate.js, Verify.js, gvalidator

ELEGANT FORM FORMATTING

Formance.js

According to their website, this library is for “those who care about the user experience.” It draws inspiration from Stripes JQuery.payment library and is for formatting and validating a host of form fields.

CURRENCY FORMATTING

accounting.js

This library features number, money, and currency formatting. You also have the option of aligning symbols and decimals with excel-style column rendering.

example-user.js

If you want very minimal form validating, then this library is for you. Straightforward and simple.

INPUT VALIDATION FOR CREDIT CARD FORMS

jquery.payment

We’ve already linked to this library as the inspiration for the Formance.js library, but wanted to officially include it in the appropriate category. If you’re building credit card forms, this is the library for you.

ANGULARJS

The beauty of AngularJS is that it has form validation built right in, with lots of options for custom validations. The AngularJS community newsletter is a great resource if you want to learn more about this framework.

There you have it! This list offers several clean options for JavaScript forms and validation. Notice one we missed? Let us know @CodeFellowsOrg.


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