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User-Friendly Forms

Ever had to fill out a form that was a pain to fill out, awkward, clunky, or just didn’t work? Andrew Starling’s new article for WDVL, Usability and HTML Forms gives good insight about creating user-friendly forms for your site, especially for e-commerce.

"Visitors don’t enjoy filling out HTML forms. That makes good usability doubly important. Here’s a detailed look at forms for e-commerce—individual form elements such as dropdown boxes and radio buttons, plus validation and error messages."

01:33 pm, pst12 December, 2001 Comments, Trackbacks ·

Categories: Design, Usability


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Recommended Books

Cover - CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, by Andy Budd, with Simon Collison, Cameron Moll. Published February 13, 2006.

Cover: Dont Make Me Think, Second Edition (2005), by Steve Krug. 

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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