Join Luke Wroblewski for an in-depth discussion in this video Inline validation, part of Web Form Design Best Practices.
At this point we have looked at why web forms matter, talked about how to…organize them by looking at labels, whether we divide them across multiple…pages, single pages, and even the structure.…We have also looked at form interactions, that is the back and forth between our…customers and our service through web forms.…But now we've got another topic ahead of us, which is actually moving…beyond static web forms.…That's right, while all the best practices about Labels, Input Fields, Actions…and Layout we discussed, will go a long way to boosting conversion.…There are a lot of different opportunities for gathering input that don't…actually involve web forms.…
Let's start off by looking at one called Inline Validation.…Inline Validation is a relatively simple technique, what basically means is…giving people feedback as they provide information, that is not waiting till later.…So when I'm trying to find the username here on Tweeter and I enter jim, I get…instant feedback that that's taken.…When I tried jimbo, same story, finally getting the jimbones, the form tells me…
- 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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