In my Web Form Design in Action talk at An Event Apart in San Francisco, I walked through the latest applications of rich Web form interactions including: dynamic help systems, inline validation, input masks, and more.Web Form Design in Action (5.9 MB PDF)
Notes: Web Form Design Best Practices, 2010 -ZDNet
The Web has been transformed by the recent proliferation of rich interactions and social applications. But the workhorses of the online world, Web forms, have been slow to evolve with these changes. As brokers of crucial online interactions like e-commerce checkout and registration, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. As a result, Web form design matters. But web forms aren't keeping up.
Building on topics in his top-selling book, Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks, Luke Wroblewski will walk you through the latest applications of rich Web form interactions (made possible by dynamic technologies like Ajax) including: flexible inputs, dynamic help systems, inline validation, selection dependent inputs, and more. He'll also outline how gradual engagement approaches to form design can create compelling new user experiences for a wide variety of Web applications and services. Learn how these modern approaches to Web form design can enhance your Web apps.
Check out my notes from three years of An Event Apart presentations.