Archive for 'Forms'

Why Long Forms Need Instant Field Validation

Why Long Forms Need Instant Field Validation

Everyone can make mistakes when it comes to filling out forms. The good news is that when users make a mistake, the form will tell them which field they made the mistake on so that the wrong information doesn’t get sent.

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Aligning Submit Buttons on Column Layouts

Aligning Submit Buttons on Column Layouts

The submit button is the last thing users see when they fill out your form. If they have trouble finding it or feel uncomfortable clicking it, they could abandon your form. As designers, we want to give users the best form experience possible.

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A Simpler and Friendlier Age Verification Page

A Simpler and Friendlier Age Verification Page

If you’ve ever visited a beer and alcohol website, it’s likely you’ve met an age verification page. Age verification pages ask users for their birth date to make sure they are of legal age to enter their site.

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Why Your Form Buttons Should Never Say ‘Submit’

Why Your Form Buttons Should Never Say ‘Submit’

When you see a ‘Submit’ button on a form, what comes to your mind? One could reason that clicking the button submits the user’s information into the system for processing.

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Why Left Search Buttons Perform Faster Than Right Ones

Why Left Search Buttons Perform Faster Than Right Ones

Every website on the web today, places their search field before their search button. It’s done this way because to do a search, the user enters a search word first before clicking the button.

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Sliding Stepper: An End to the Painful Clicking

Sliding Stepper: An End to the Painful Clicking

Steppers are a user interface control that offer users a way to increase and decrease values. They can type the value they want in the text box, or they can click the up and down buttons.

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Killing the Cancel Button on Forms for Good

Killing the Cancel Button on Forms for Good

The Cancel button belongs in many places, but a form is not one of them. Their presence on forms isn’t as common as before because designers are starting to realize how useless and confusing they are.

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Why You Should Add Hover Effects to Your Checkboxes

Why You Should Add Hover Effects to Your Checkboxes

Checkboxes and radio buttons often get ignored by designers because they’re not used often on forms. They may look small, but they can pack a strong punch when it comes to form questions.

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Where to Align Buttons on Different Form Layouts

Where to Align Buttons on Different Form Layouts

Have you ever wondered how users react to where you’ve placed your buttons at the end of your form? How you design your button is one thing, but where you place it is another important thing to think about.

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Make Country Selection Faster with an Autocomplete Textbox

Make Country Selection Faster with an Autocomplete Textbox

People that live in the United States have a small convenience that people in other countries don’t have. Their country is likely the default option in country dropdown boxes in forms.

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