Terrific Accessible, Usable Forms Tutorials
Be sure to check out Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms, a recent tutorial on creating accessible, user-friendly online forms, by Accessibility expert Ian Lloyd of Accessify fame for the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Beginning, intermediate, and advanced developers will each find details especially geared for your skill level.
Simple Tricks for More Usable Forms, by Simon Willison for SitePoint, is a recent, helpful tutorial to create more usable forms. Simon’s tutorial provides helpful ways to make forms more user-friendly, such as having the cursor magically positioned at the first form field, best practices for the
LABEL element, helpful visual aids, enhancing text entry fields, and validating forms.
- You can find more on Website accessibility issues by Ian Lloyd at Accessify, his site devoted to Accessibility, and SitePoint.
- Find more Simon Willison articles for SitePoint, Simon’s weblog for SitePoint, DHTML & CSS Blog: Stylish Scripting, and his own weblog (one of my favorites), Simon Willison’s Weblog.
- WebsiteTips.com’s Accessibility Resources
- WebsiteTips.com’s Usability Resources
- Brainstorms and Raves Accessibility archives