My name is Richard Watson and I'm a professional PHP developer
from Lurgan in Northern Ireland
Posted by richard
Development | 05-02-2018
Are you suffering at the hands of impatient users, too impatient to wait for a form to process? Try this handy little jQuery snippet.
It's a common issue - users are impatient (should I capitalise the letter I?), too impatient to wait and see what the outcome of pressing a button on your website is. Has it saved? It's been 2.3 seconds, I don't know! Better click the button again just in case...
Any system should (by rote) contain back-end logic where required to prevent duplicate data submission, even if it's something as simple as a web-based forum checking the last post and stopping a user replying to themselves or something as complicated as checking an order and ensuring a customer isn't re-submitting their order. Beyond the back-end work, though, you can also try the following - it will disable all buttons after one is clicked. Word of warning - it's very specific. If you want to (for example) only disable button tags, or input tags, the code will require modification as in it's current iteration it will disable all button-type elements.