Join Luke Wroblewski for an in-depth discussion in this video Common tools, part of Web Form Design Best Practices.
Web forms are just one of the tools we have for gathering information from people.…There is a whole number of common tools that people use everyday that we can…actually use for getting input without requiring them to come to our sites and…fill out our web forms.…Let's take a look at some of these common tools.…E-mail is a really big one, it's about 247 billion emails sent per day.…SMS is another, 4 billion text messages in the US alone per day.…Add up Instant Messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and there is a lot of communication…tools out there that we can use to gather input from people.…
Web Browsers are another category of tools. People will spend more time off your…site than on your site, no matter who you are.…There is an opportunity to use the Web Browser to gather input as people spend…time across the rest of the web, we're not limited to only a single tool.…We can use Multiple Tools for capturing input.…The general idea here is that input can come from anywhere, not just from the…forms on our website. Consider e-mail.…
- Understanding why forms matter
- Deciding on the form length and structure
- Adding tabs to a form
- Creating required fields
- Adding input masks
- Creating selection-dependent inputs and actions
- Displaying success and error messages
- Adding inline validation
- Understanding gradual engagement
- Enabling touch and audio input on devices
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Form Organization
2. Form Interaction
3. Moving Beyond Static Forms
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