Learn about how creating the right labels can improve the form experience.
- Avoid setting default values … unless you believe a large portion of your users. … For example, 90% of them is going … to select that particular value. … You should definitely avoid it for required fields. … Why? Because you're likely to introduce errors. … People scan online forms quickly, … so don't assume that they will take … the time to parse through all of the choices. … They might skip something … that already has the value present. … This rule does not apply to smart values. … That is values set based … on information available about the user. … Smart defaults can make completion faster and more accurate. … For example, pre-select the users country … based on geolocation data. … Still, use these with caution … because users tend to … leave pre-selected fields the way they are. … In this example you can see … that the postal code is asked first … before city and state, and that's … because when we get the postal code … we're able to easily know … what the city, state, and country are, …
- Why form design matters
- Incorporating visual information
- Selecting colors for web forms
- Designating types of inputs
- Grouping and sequencing questions
- Helping with predictive search
- Showing validation and success messages
- Addressing errors
- Designing forms for mobile screens
- Leveraging boxes, buttons, and tabs
- Adding CAPTCHA to forms
- Accessibility considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
Design the Web: Styling Form Elementswith Chris Converse39m 34s Beginner
Careers in Web Design and Developmentwith Jen Kramer27m 55s Intermediate
1. Forms Are for Everyone
2. Form Organization
3. Organizing Content
4. Guiding Users Through the Form
5. Actions and Buttons
Alignment and styling3m 24s
6. Form Visuals
7. Specific Form Type Tips
8. Common Form Needs and Considerations
Next steps2m 3s
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