On Building Offline-Friendly Forms

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Frontend developer Max Böck some time ago posted an article on how to create offline-friendly web forms

Using the navigator.onLine method for checking if the user is still connected to the Internet, localStorage and service workers Max outlines a method for alleviating an annoying problem that comes with using forms on the web, particular on mobile platforms:

Losing data and having to fill in a form repetitively if you lose your Internet connection before that form has been submitted.

Having forms retain data in offline situations hence provides tremendous usability benefits.

About the author: Bjoern
Independent IT consultant, entrepreneur

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