Join Luke Wroblewski for an in-depth discussion in this video International addresses, part of Web Form Design Best Practices.
One of the most common types of input groups in Web forms is the address block,…but even the address block has a number of variations that we need to consider,…especially when we've start talking about International Addresses.…As I've mentioned earlier when we were talking about input groups, there is…natural structures among certain types of input fields.…These natural structures can provide valuable clues about how to actually answer…a question and that Visual organization can represent that structure.…So when we look at how Address Blocks are generally laid out we try to mimic the…structure that people are most commonly familiar with.…
When we break that structure we force people to think a lot and perhaps make mistakes.…As we see here on the Nintendo Wii form where the address block structure is…divided across two lines and really spread out.…International address block structure follows a similar format and see here in…the US, French and Spanish version though the input labels are a little…
- 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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