Validate forms like you’ve never been validating before!
This has been the, a tad silly, tag line for the jQuery Validation Plugin for a few years now. Back in 2006, when Jörn Zaefferer started that plugin, he was still employed as a Java developer, contributing to jQuery mostly in his free time. Of the half-dozens plugins he started then, the Validation Plugin became the most succesful and is still quite popular today (builtwith.com knows about more than 300.000 websites using the plugin).
This is going to change! And you can be a part of that!
Jörn is looking for donations to spend quality time on the project. The roadmap below outlines a lot of work, probably a lot more than than can be covered by the 4000€ he’s currently asking for.
But that also depends on how much people will contribute in other ways. One part of this effort is to build a community around the plugin.
How can you help?
There’s a few things you can do:
- You can directly donate to the campaign, any amount helps.
- You can also help with the project itself: Look at the roadmap below and see if there’s something you can help with directly or indirectly. Know a good designer who could help with logo and website design? See if you can get them in touch with me. Know a technical writer who could help with website copy and documentation? Also very welcome!
The campaign also provides a detailed roadmap for what I’m planning to do with the plugin.
Spread the word
Help us get enough donations to get this project the attention it deserves. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Orkut, in your office, local newspaper, train station, airport, parliament! Call your senator!