Did you know there is a way for you help mobile users fill out web forms?
Anytime someone clicks on a form field in a webform their keyboard pops up, but there’s a way to customize that code so that the “right” keyboard pops up.
For example, you can add a little code that pulls up a keyboard that makes it easier for someone to fill out their email address. (Instead of a space bar, it has the @ symbol and also includes a .com button.
Another example is the URL button. Again, instead of the space bar it has the “/” on the button, so you don’t have to go hunting for it on a secondary keyboard.
More importantly, for things like telephone number, credit card, date, and credit card authorization code, you can have just a number keypad open up — making it quick and easy for users to enter numerical data. One big tip: make sure not to set the zip code field to the numeric keypad if you expect any international visitors to your form. Most non-US zip codes contain numbers and letters.
If you need any help optimizing your webforms for mobile visitors, contact us at The Engage Group. We would love to help.