I am creating a website with lots of form fields and was don't know where things should sit regarding the tab index of the page.
As you would expect, the log in fields at the top of the page have a tab index of 1-3 (username, password, login) followed by the navigation bar (let's say 4-10).
HOWEVER - when the user is on the sign up page where they have information to input, it seems that it might make sense to have the first form field the first place to go when they select tab on the keyboard (so therefor would have the tab index of 1) rather than having to tab 10 different times in order to get to the content (in this case the form).
Does it make more sense for the user to be able to go straight to the page content rather than through the login fields and the navigation bar? Bear in mind that having different behavior based on where you are is not usable and very odd.
All answers welcome