User Interface Engineering has published part one of a compilation of recent Web form design articles I've written. The two part series outlines several lessons learned from observing Web Form Design in the Wild.
"Whenever I’m asked why I obsess over the details of Web forms, I quickly respond, “It’s because form design really matters.” Run an e-commerce site? Forms broker checkout and, as a result, your sales. Building social software? Forms control the gates of membership. Manage a Web application? Forms allow data to be added and manipulated."
It’s not hard to find lots of examples where these crucial experiences could be improved through better Web form design. In fact, it’s worth looking at a few Web forms in the wild to see what lessons they hold."
Continue reading Web Form Design in the Wild (Part 1).