Get tips on how to create user friendly forms and how to leverage guidelines to determine the width of your fields. Review an example to help you better understand your customer's experience.
- [Instructor] Another way in which we can reduce … cognitive load is to match field length … with estimated text size. … As you can see on this example, … there's not a lot of structure. … It's difficult to scan through the forms … since all of the fields have the exact same width. … When we start to adjust the field widths, it looks better. … The input fields are now sized … based on our expected results. … I would encourage you to try entering some data. … What would be the longest expected input? … Even though things aren't lined up properly, … it doesn't matter. … If we know how long text should be, … then the field length should match the expected data. … Here's some guidelines you can use … when you're determining how wide a field should be. … For form fields with a fixed input length, … you should always adjust the width of the field … to exactly match the known input length … regardless of other fields on the page. … For form fields with a variable input length, … but with a standard average, …
- 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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