Tabbing


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Tabbing

I've talked with people around the world about how they use web forms, and every time I do, I asked them all similar question: How many of you use the mouse to move between form fields, and how many of you actually use your keyboard by hitting the Tab key? Usually, and this isn't a scientific response, 60% of people say they use their keyboard to tab between input fields. Whatever the real number is, the fact is there's a lot of people out there hitting Tab to move between the fields in the form. As a result, it's something we need to take into account when we lay out all of things we're putting on a form.

So let's see what a problem could be with tabbing behavior. When we look at the Office Depot site, we see again, a two-column layout. Now as people move between these, the first tab will jump you over here, then you'll be moving through here, then you'll be bopped over to the left, finally jumping all the way up to a small checkbox on the right only to m...

Tabbing
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