Label alignment


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Label alignment

Web forms are basically a series of questions, and how we ask those questions generally falls on labels. Labels inside of a Web form queue up the information we need from people. The way we ask those questions and the way we lay those questions out is often a topic of a lot of debate, in particular, label alignment. Let's jump back to that Boingo get online form that I talked about much earlier. Here, the way we're being asked every question is with a little gray label underneath the input field.

Now, bottom-aligned labels tend to be a bad idea because it's not clear upfront what question we're being asked. Remember in the past the completion is people start from the top and make their way down, question; ability to answer it; question; ability to answer it. It works a bit better than answer; question. Not really how we naturally work. So what are our other options? Well, if we rule out bottom-aligned labels for these reasons, we are left with top-aligned, left-aligned, and...

Label alignment
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Label alignment provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Luke Wroblewski as part of the Web Form Design Best Practices

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