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1answer
32 views

When is it appropriate to change a site's tabindex?

I'm building a sign-up form filled with multiple input fields. To increase the rate in which the form is filled out I decided to dynamically set the tabindex at the first input field. Naturally after ...
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1answer
88 views

How To Point User To Form Control In Help Text HTML/CSS

I'm sure that this has an "answer" somewhere, but I find myself having difficulty articulating what I'm looking for in a search query. Is there a standard text formatting to use when directing user ...
2
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1answer
133 views

How to design a dynamic form with fields that are taken from the database?

My team is working on this particular Order Request project that would require a design to support the application form. The fields would be generated based on the database. Here is a static mock up ...
3
votes
3answers
94 views

How to make maxlength attribute accessible?

I have a form in which there are a few input fields. For one of the input field I have a length validation, for which I used maxlength="20". The issue here is that the JAWS users don't come to know ...
2
votes
3answers
215 views

Multiple forms on a page with individual Save/Submit buttons

I have a number of forms on one page. As some brief background it is for a CMS, when a user can manage a slideshow. Each form represents one slide. They can edit each image, the title that is ...
1
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3answers
177 views

Quiz in a HTML email - alternative for displaying form elements

One of our clients wants to send a HTML mail containing a quiz. I don't know how this sort of quiz is called in English, but i will try to explain: There are questions in one ordered list, each ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Persistent form text on refresh and back navigation

Currently on common HTML forms, all the fields are cleared when you refresh the page or navigate away and back to it. Would it be good or bad UX to store values in cookies as you type and restore them ...
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1answer
313 views

Layout of filters in HTML form

I'm struggling to figure out a decent way of laying out a filtering system in an otherwise simple HTML form. For context, the form is used to submit issues, like those you see on an ISP or web host's ...
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2answers
120 views

Best Pattern for Creating Plans

In my web app I allow users to create payment plans for their subscribers. I currently only support one option: a monthly charge. I am working on adding multiple options, including one-time payments. ...
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1answer
144 views

Optional question with one selection from multiple options

I have a form where I have many questions that: Can be left unanswered Have short list of options that should be all visible Only one of the options can be selected at a time The current solution ...
4
votes
3answers
176 views

Affordance of ContentEditable elements (without changing the background)

Context I want to use the ContentEditable attribut instead of classic inputs. It sounds like a duplicate of Affordance of Edit In Place functionality, but actually I would like to avoid the changing ...
3
votes
3answers
307 views

Alternative to a lot of checkboxes

I need to give a user the ability to select (on/off) a subset of options from a list. There are over 100 of these choices to be made and the list will get longer. The data is not user friendly either. ...
4
votes
2answers
838 views

How to layout form navigation for best usability?

Is there any usability study about layout of form buttons? I have a simple registration process. The user is guided with several forms through the process. Each form has a <next> and a ...
2
votes
3answers
461 views

Display of disabled input fields

How should an input field appear when it is disabled? One idea is to show 'Disabled' as value within the input field. Is there a better idea to indicate an input text field is disabled? The input box ...
3
votes
2answers
144 views

Dimensional Field Input

I have a HTML form that requires the user to specify dimensions for an item they are ordering. A list must show for standard or popular dimensions. Originally this would happen when the field is ...
0
votes
4answers
184 views

How to arrange a Slider control with DropDown option

I have a form with many fields. One field is numerical and it can have these 3 values (option A: 2.0, option B: 1.5, option C: 1.0, and also an extra option CUSTOM: any value the user wants). Problem ...
1
vote
2answers
252 views

How can I improve this simple form?

I have a simple form with 2 text fields and a search button. I.e. something like this: I don't like the checkbox as it is. How could I improve this better?
4
votes
1answer
209 views

How to direct users through a multi-step payment process?

I'm trying to develop a payment process for my users. Here are the steps that are required: User views the page that outlines all the awesome features that you get if you pay for the premium ...
7
votes
3answers
278 views

Are extensive validations necessary on mundane input forms in a website?

I'm having a rather bitter affair with my client who also happens to be my boss at office. He is a completely non-technical dumb muggle in terms of application development. The frustrating thing is ...
5
votes
1answer
611 views

Accesibility vs. read-only input fields

I have a form with some read-only fields depending on the customer role. As a rule, I use read-only fields for those inputs. Are there problems with this approach using and assistive technology? ...
4
votes
1answer
663 views

Idea for improved usability for HTML form checkboxes and radio buttons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the cursor change to pointer over radio buttons, checkboxes, their labels and selects? My problem is that the little checkbox and radio buttons for form controls ...
5
votes
2answers
453 views

Sign up button disabled by default - Best practice?

I would like to know what the best practices in the web are for Sign up button on HTML Forms. Currently the site I'm working on has a design in which Sign up is disabled by default and is enabled when ...
2
votes
3answers
127 views

Choosing from a list of options and preserving order

We have a listing of topics and would like users to be able to choose three topics from the list and would also like to preserve the order in which the topics are chosen. Using three <select>s ...
4
votes
3answers
899 views

Standard list of religions for dropdown menu [closed]

I am creating a form that will include a step about the person's religion, I have seen forms that contain a dropdown menu of religions, however I cannot find one which has a standard list of ...
14
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1answer
5k views

Why is it inaccessible to create a form with no submit button?

Considering the W3C advice on including submit controls, is it still possible for a form to be accessible if the only way to submit it is by pressing the return/enter key?
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1answer
1k views

Best Method to Present a Many to Many Form to User

I have a questions about how to best present a form based off a many to many relationship to a user. I'll explain my models to help give an idea of what data I need to present. Models and ...
24
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4answers
3k views

HTML label association with inputs; bad UX?

I'm a web developer having a weird UX issue. When I build HTML forms, I ensure that every input's label is implemented through a <label></label> tag and that each label uses the for ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Multiscreen Forms (Wizards), the Form's Previous Button, and the Back Button

Scenario: I have a web form split across 3 screens/pages. A user can move between forward and back between the screens via Next and Previous labeled buttons respectively. Question: When the user ...
3
votes
3answers
243 views

Should a informational box for a wide form be centered, left or right aligned?

I am working on updating the layout and styles of our existing application. At the top of a very wide table that has lots of checkboxes and fields is a information box. We need to explain some basic ...
13
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5answers
4k views

Modern approach to textarea (or alternatives)

For a simple text editor for longer articles I am looking for advice and inspiration on programming/designing a minimalistic and modern textarea (which does not necessarily have to use the tag) ...
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2answers
255 views

Tag form interface

This is my form: I need some help because i have no experience with web interfaces. I would like it to be estethically pleasant without taking too much space (it's rendered several times for every ...
2
votes
2answers
283 views

Signup form on front page?

Will you get more signups if you put the signup form on the front page or on another page that users access via a link on the front page? Form on the front page might make it a bit cluttered - I'm ...
72
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15answers
37k views

Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?

Previous title: Default behavior of HTML “radio” inputs: Did they get it wrong? In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple ...
8
votes
4answers
532 views

Is it good practice to only accept numeric keystrokes in number-only fields?

I have a form that only takes in numbers as it represents a dollar amount. Currently, the form only accepts numerical keystrokes. Is this good practise?
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18answers
1k views

All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form

I have a website with a form users fill out to create an account. Following advice from this forum and other places I am asking for only the minimum required information to create an account, i.e. ...
15
votes
4answers
3k views

Does the average user understand the standard HTML multiple select box?

If I want the user to select one or more items the HTML symantecally correct form element would be <select multiple>. So the code would be: <select multiple id="sel"> ...
27
votes
6answers
14k views

What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?

Given that there is no logically default animal from the list of animals below, what should be the "Default Value" below, according to best practice? <label for="animal">Animal ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

Proper usage of fieldset / legend tags

I'm wondering what the suggested usage of <fieldset>s are on a webpage. For example, on a simple page with just one form (one set of inputs) is it still recommended to use a fieldset? Or should ...