Thursday, July 18

Tag: Form design patterns

Form Design Patterns Book Excerpt: A Registration Form
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Form Design Patterns Book Excerpt: A Registration Form

Let’s start with a registration form. Most companies want long-term relationships with their users. To do that they need users to sign up. And to do that, they need to give users value in return. Nobody wants to sign up to your service — they just want to access whatever it is you offer, or the promise of a faster experience next time they visit. Despite the registration form’s basic appearance, there are many things to consider: the primitive elements that make up a form (labels, buttons, and inputs), ways to reduce effort (even on small forms like this), all the way through to form validation. In choosing such a simple form, we can zoom in on the foundational qualities found in well-designed forms. How It Might Look The form is made up of four fields and a submit button. Each fie...