UIEtips Article: Web Form Design in the Wild – Part 1

Jared Spool

April 9th, 2010

Web-based applications are quickly becoming critical strategic components for many organizations. In our research at UIE, we’ve found that creating usable forms is essential to the success of these applications.

Forms are crucial for users to complete many online transactions, ranging from sign-up forms for introducing new customers to your site, to checkout forms for finalizing your users’ purchases.

In this week’s UIEtips, we’re republishing part 1 of an article written by Luke Wroblewski. He’s one of our favorite experts on web form design. Luke discusses tips for improving web forms and impacting user success. Stay tuned next week for Part II.

Read Luke’s article: Web Form Design in the Wild, Part 1

Web forms are one of the most challenging design problems. In our next UIE Virtual Seminar, Luke shares his thoughts and solutions on 6 important aspects of web form design gleaned from hundreds of questions and issues designers presented to him. Learn more about Luke’s webinar, Answered! Your Top Questions on Web Form Design.

Do you have any best practices for designing forms? What usability problems have you encountered with your web forms? I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share your thoughts with us and join the conversation below.

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