HTML Forms Best Practices for Beginners – Basic

Working with XHTML forms can be somewhat scary; they not only use some place HTML elements, but also blur the line between static content and user interface. Let’s review some stuff to remember when creating your next form.

Good HTML forms require consideration on at least four points:

  1. Semantics
  2. Accessibility
  3. Functionality
  4. Design

Forms can be complicated and sometimes even frustrating for users; often, a form interrupts a user’s main focus and direction on a page: they are plan on purchasing that gifts, or trying out your new web app, not giving you their shipping address or coming up with yet another password. These tips will make forms easier for you as a developer/designer, and them as a user.

January 16th, 2010 by