Join Luke Wroblewski for an in-depth discussion in this video Device capabilities, part of Web Form Design Best Practices.
Not all devices are created equally.…The different capabilities of emerging class of devices, gives us new ways to…capture input from people.…If you go and do a search for mobile input, you will see that the general…rule of thumb is to try and avoid it, i.e. limit the use of text input and…forms on mobile devices.…Across the board, you see the same story, this can be hard, time consuming and…frustrating for people.…As a result, we should not do it.…However, data tells a bit of a different story.…Looking at SMS use, we actually see that people are using pretty remedial…devices to send a lot of information.…
In fact in United States we've got four-billion text messages sent today.…More surprisingly, one in every three teenagers sends over 100 text messages a…day and it's not just the teens, 72% of adults are sending and receiving texts…and feature phone and smart phone users are involved as well.…So there is a lot of sharing and a lot of content being created on phones…despite their limitations.…
- 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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