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"CFUniform: Build Feature-Rich Forms in ColdFusion", with Dan Wilson

WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 12:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-4) (What time is that for you? See which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.)
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
ABOUT THIS SESSION: We will have two speakers this week, at noon and 6pm EDT. First up is Dan Wilson, who will present on "CFUniform: Build Feature-Rich Forms in ColdFusion", an open source project by Matt Quackenbush.
TOPIC DESCRIPTION: Do you want to make sexy, accessible, XHTML compliant forms without endless typing? Would you like to add widgets like masks, date pickers, time pickers to your applications with ease? Do you like accessible, feature-rich forms built with no muss, no fuss? Watch Dan Wilson present the open source CFUniform
tag library and see awesome forms built in record time. Learn still more about the library
Dan Wilson is a principal partner of DataCurl LLC and founder of A software technologist specializing in the Adobe Toolset, Dan has worked in a variety of verticals like Telecommunications, Health Care, e-Commerce, the Financial Sector and the Public Sector, Dan brings wide experience and deep problem solving skills to software projects. Dan is a community leader and a frequently requested conference speaker, lecturing and presenting to audiences on software topics. Find out more about Dan's thoughts on ColdFusion, Flex, AIR and other technology matters at[url].
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  • Glenn L.

    CFUniform has features that I consider superior to the new CF8 CFForms features...for example the calendar with dropdowns for Months and Years (a must in my applications) and the ease of displaying error messages in various formats.

    Kudos to Matt and Dan...

    October 2, 2008

  • Nathan S.

    The presentation was great, no real hiccups. Dan jumped from point to point with great timing and educated us all very nicely.

    October 2, 2008

  • Don Q

    When I originally saw this tag library I thought it was yet another form generator but its much more then just that, after seeing how its implemented, used and capable of, I'm sold.

    October 2, 2008

  • Antonio G.

    Great presentation!

    October 2, 2008

  • Steve W.

    Dan is a "pro" presenter. He has the uncanny knack for keeping audiences engaged even though he can't "see" them (and vice versa). His presentation on CFUniform was top-notch and very well done. Dan walked through several variations of form fields and how CFUniform could be used to a) easily and quickly build a form using CFUniform b) make the form completely XHTML accessible (including the use of CSS) and c) how to customize/modify forms when using CFUniform to create web-based forms using ColdFusion.

    October 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent prezo, and I look forward to reviewing and playing around with the code walkthroughs

    October 2, 2008

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