For instance, something I’d gotten used to that I kept forgetting wasn’t a feature in our forms yet was having the cursor automatically set itself in the first text box of a form so the user doesn’t have to click inside but can immediately start writing. So, for instance, if you’re signing into your amazon account, you’ll be taken to a page where the cursor has already placed you in the password field so you can just fill it out and then hit enter.
This is achieved with the .focus method.
You can also set a default input value for a text field that will be replaced as soon as the user starts typing.
This is done with a .value method:
An onLoad event handler can be used to clear the text area as soon as the user focuses on that field. This page is really helpful if you want to implement this feature when the page loads.
Libraries and plugins
There’s also Chosen which converts a select input into a dropdown that is searchable.
Anyway, these are just a very few examples of what you can do with this language; there is a ton more — especially in tandem with js libraries — but hopefully this gives a little bit of context or at least refreshes your memory about what is possible outside of the forms of pollywog ranch.