Fri, 7 Mar 1997 09:26:00 +1000
My colleague and I are currently looking at online forms (eg. use of
registration forms and feedback forms on the web) and all the issues
We have come to the following conclusions:
1. The field should be designed well enough so that it provides
instructions on how information should be entered into fields eg
dd/mm/yy to avoid the message being displayed in the first place.
2. Select the correct widget - pull down lists v text entry
1. Validation - should this be done at the field by field level or at
the final submit?
3. How should mandatory fields be highlighted?
We are coinsidering the use of pop-up dialogs as opposed to HTML pages
because it reduce the amount of pages that the user is required to
navigate to and behave more as a secondary window like in a GUI
We are also considering validation at the end and providing the user
with a message about what is required and default back the field which
Thanks in advance and looking forward to the responses and hopefully
good examples. I have seen some pretty ordinary designs of forms on the
web to date.