June 26th, 2007
Web-based applications are quickly becoming critical components of the strategy of many organizations. In our research at UIE, we’ve seen 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 introducing new customers to your site to checkout forms finalizing your users’ purchases. However, until recently, the knowledge and skills to design a great form was still only available as scattered lore.
In this week’s UIEtips, we’re publishing an article written by Luke Wroblewski, a Principal Designer at Yahoo!, where he discusses how form layout and visual elements can have a real impact on users’ success with your web applications.
Do you have any best practices for designing forms? What usability problems have you encounted with your web forms? As always, I’d love to hear what you’re doing. Join the discussion below.
[If you find this article interesting, you’ll definitely want to attend the User Interface 12 Conference this November 5-8, where Luke Wroblewski will present Site Seeing: Communicating Successfully with Visual Design. This in-depth seminar will provide you with practical insights and strategies for boosting your site’s visual appeal and delighting your users.]Tweet