Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Few Form Design Articles

Good forms design articles ...

"Though I have an upcoming book on the topic, I’m not the only one writing about Web forms. Here are a few recent articles that touch on some interesting or important form design topics.

Messing up the interface
This article does a great job illustrating how forms can get more complicated as numerous departments add their requirements. By visualizing the progression of a simple form to one that meets the needs of sales, engineering, legal, and marketing, this write-up illuminates why forms need to communicate with one voice despite multiple stakeholders.

Wufoo Form Gallery
Online form-builder, Wufoo launched a gallery of HTML templates and CSS themes that allows anyone to create a variety of forms and put them to use quickly. They also added flexible CSS layouts and label placement options to their popular Web form builder.

Approaches to Character Limit Cut-offs
The post outlines a few approaches to communicating text limits within input fields and showcases examples from Twitter and LinkedIn."    (Continued via Functioning Form)    [Usability Resources]

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