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Consider the two entries on the following theoretical form,

Name _______________

or

Name: _______________

Which is more correct?

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Pick one and keep it consistent. There is no "more correct" instance.

That said, does the colon provide any help to the user? Maybe so in the case of...

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... where the transition between label and input is less clear.

Not so much in the case of...

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... where the input field boards are a clear demarcation already. The colon really doesn't get in the way, but it isn't bringing a whole lot to the party either.

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