Friday, January 7, 2011

JQuery Form Builder Plugin Project 0.1 Roadmap

These few days, I working hard on the JQuery Form Builder Plugin Project and attempt to get it up and running as soon as possible. Finally, I just finished lay the solid foundation for future grow of the project.

Following tasks have been completed:
While rushing for this project in the past few days, I realized that I haven't defined proper plan and project target for release 0.1. Let's come out proper roadmap. (Edited on 26-Jan-2011: The project roadmap was revised to have shorter and consistent release cycle, please see the updated roadmap at

The following two group of fields supported by the JQuery Form Builder Plugin:
Standard FieldsFancy Fields
  • Single Line Text (Text Box) [0.1]
  • Number (Digit & Decimal) [0.1]
  • E-mail Address [0.1]
  • Web Address [0.1]
  • Multi Line Text (Text Area)
  • Multiple Choice (Radio)
  • Checkboxes
  • File Upload
  • Name
  • Date (Date Picker)
  • Time
  • Phone (International & US) [0.1]
  • Mailing Address
  • Currency
  • Plain Text [0.1]
  • Rich Text (Html Text)

All fields marked with [0.1] above will be targeted for 0.1 release and developed in the following order:
  • Plain Text (Development Started)
  • Single Line Text
  • Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Web Address
  • Phone
A picture worth more than thousand words, I have mocked up the following screen so that you can visualize the deliverables of 0.1 release (will be hosted in Google App Engine platform):

Any feedback is welcome and highly appreciated. You are invited to join the discussion group of the project, tell us what you think, see you there!

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