Label Placement in Forms. By Matteo Penzo Published: July 12, 2006 “We were able to subject Luke’s theories to usability testing and enrich them through the power of numeric data.”
In using eyetracking to evaluate the usability of search forms for my previous article for UXmatters, “Evaluating the Usability of Search Forms Using Eyetracking: A Practical Approach,” we discovered much interesting data. I’ll provide an in-depth analysis of that data here. Please note that our ad-hoc test setup didn’t resemble real-world conditions. We based our test setup on Luke Wroblewski’s article “Web Application Form Design.” Luke provided valuable insights and feedback during both our test preparation and results analysis. During the process of building the forms that we would test, we tried to respect Luke’s suggestions regarding the relationship between label placement and formatting and the type of form content—well-known data versus unfamiliar data that requires thought. Test 1: Left-Aligned Labels to the Left of Input Fields. 53 Steps to follow if you want to become Freelance Web Designer/Developer (60+ Resources) :Speckyboy Design Magazine.
In recent months I have been setting myself up as a Freelance Web designer/Developer, if I told you it was a rocky road I wouldn’t be exaggerating . If I had followed the check-list I have compiled below it would have made my life that little bit easier and stress free. But, like most things, entering into a new chapter can make you feel blindfolded and you stumble about trying to find the answers. Hopefully this list will help you.
But the truth of the matter is I have completed my transition, I am a Freelance Web Designer and couldn’t be happier. Please note that this post is fairly old and some of the points and resources may no longer be relevant. OUT-LAW.COM by Pinsent Masons LLP. 35 (Really) Incredible Free Icon Sets - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement When it comes to icons, web designers and graphic artists have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity.
A sweet, nice icon set is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up your reputation online. In fact, designers make use of it, creating absolutely amazing icon sets and offering them for free download. The result: hundreds and hundreds of sets available almost everywhere, usually not that well executed and often duplicated from other sets. Top 25 Free Icon Resources for Web Designers :Speckyboy Design Magazine. Please note that this post is fairly old, for the latest free icons you should browse the Free Icons category. 1.
Fam Fam Fam (www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/) 2. Brand Spanking New (www.brandspankingnew.net/archive/2006/12/hohoho.htm) HTML-Ipsum. Before & After, How to design cool stuff. 3nhanced.com - Imagine, Design, Develop, Create the Web. Tagged CSS by Jon Not knowing how padding, borders and margins interact with each other across the various browsers is a guarantee that you are going to struggle with CSS layouts.
Having a good understanding of the box model will save you hours of figuring out why your layout keeps breaking. Even better, knowing how to break out of the box model will allow you to create layouts that were never possible before. Note: This is a concept based tutorial so don’t expect to learn much syntax. What is the Box Model The CSS box model consists of four different elements. Content The content area is the space that a rendered element uses. Padding Padding is the layer immediately surrounding the content. Border Border has many of the same attributes as padding. Margin Margins make up the outer most layer in the box model. Collapsing Margins Margins have the attribute of collapsing when they touch other margins. Breaking Out. 10 Tips for Budding Web Programmers and Designers - Chrys Bader - Tales of an Entrepreneur. September 25th, 2007 1. Use Firefox This is the most important platform you have at your fingertips. Firefox is essential for developing websites.
I'm not saying you need to use it as your browser -- you can use whatever browser you want for surfing. Useful links for web developer by Sonal Patel. 15 Minute SEO List - Learn how to SEO. RSS Creation - How to create RSS Feeds. Web design forums for designers to website design. PHP Help Forum - Index. Creativity, Design and Macs. Viewable with Any Browser: Accessible Site Design Guide. Below are some useful tips and links that can help to make your site accessible by all browsers, and better in general.
This is not meant to be a complete guide to HTML, just a look at web design from an accessibility point of view. I have tried whenever possible to provide links to sites with more indepth information than what is here- please let me know of any sites that would enhance the usefulness of any of the sections below, or if I have missed any important topics in accessibility. Remember when reading this page that the advice provided is as general and thorough as possible to make it the most useful to the most readers.
When enhancing the accesibility of your site, make sure to consider any special needs of your site, as well as the intended audience and available time and skill. The more you do to make your site accessible, the better, but if you can't follow all the recommendations, at least do what you can to follow those that make sense to your needs. Contents Key Terms.