Webstock 2008: Web Form Design Best Practices

by Luke Wroblewski February 15, 2008

My Web Form Design Best Practices workshop at Webstock 2008 outlined form organization, form elements, and form interactions with an overview of best practices and examples for each.

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Web Form Design Best Practices (4.1 MB PDF)

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On the Web, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. From registration forms that welcome new customers to checkout forms that finalize e-commerce transactions, Web forms frequently broker crucial online interactions.

In this workshop, Luke will walk you through the considerations and best practices of Web form design culled from international usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and over ten years of designing Web applications. He'll outline how the interaction and visual design of Web forms can make the difference between acquiring a customer and completing a transaction or not. Attendees will learn about how different types of forms, input fields, input labels, validation, feedback, calls to action, and surrounding visual elements can support or impair different aspects of user behavior, you'll never look at your Web forms the same way again.