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Label Placement in Forms

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 Related:  DesignNeat Stuff

The Art of Color Coordination Colors affect us in countless ways—mentally and physically, consciously and subconsciously. Psychologists have suggested that color impression can account for 60% of the acceptance or rejection of a product or service. Good color choices should never be neglected in web design. A bad color combination can have the same negative effect as poor copy and slow load times. In this infographic, we will briefly discuss color coordination and how you can use this to your advantage when designing your site. Special thanks to @speckyboy, @smashingmag and @onextrapixel. Click on the infographic below to view a larger image: View an enlarged version of this Infographic » Click here to download a .pdf version of this infographic. Want to display this infographic on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below into the html of your website to display the infographic presented above: Website Color Scheme Examples Complementary Colors – Analogous Colors –

Medieval Castle Layout: A Typical Castle Layout, Explaining Different Areas and Buildings The Medieval Castle Layout of Farleigh Hungerford Castle So let's look at the layout of an excellent example of a Medieval castle - Farleigh Hungerford castle, in Somerset, UK. Farleigh Hungerford has many traditional features of Medieval castles. Although it's not a totally perfect example (I struggled to find the 'perfect' one!) Farleigh Hungerford Castle was, first and foremost, a grand residence for the Hungerford family. Here's an image of the castle today taken from Google Earth. The Different Buildings and Areas of a Typical Medieval Castle Layout This is the layout of Farleigh Hungerford castle, as it would have been in Medieval times. Key to Plan The Great Hall Courtyards Kitchens Moat and Dam Bakehouse & Brewery The Keep Gatehouse Barbican Chapel and Priests' House Stables Dungeons This medieval castle layout diagram is adapted by E Morris/Exploring Castles from an original by HCHC2009 licence CC-BY-SA-3.0; via Wikimedia Commons. The Keep The Moat and the Dam The Kitchens

Champs, libellés, alignements : la conception des formulaires[ Usaddict: Ressources sur l’ergonomie des interfaces (le blog Usabilis)] Certaines questions récurrentes se posent lors de la conception des formulaires : une seule colonne ou plusieurs ? Comment aligner les libellés et les champs de saisie ? Quelle taille doit faire les champs ? Où placer les boutons de validation ? Dans cet article nous répondons à ces questions en rappelant les points clés de la conception des formulaires. Construction Colonage Il a été démontré lors de tests utilisateurs que pour maximiser l'efficacité de la saisie il est recommandé de construire le formulaire en une seule colonne. Formulaire Amazon La saisie est en effet facilitée et linéaire. Néanmoins, dans le domaine des applications professionnelles on apportera une nuance. Exemple de formulaire On concevra des formulaires sur plusieurs colonnes dans ces cas de figures : Si les données doivent être comparées, donc visibles sans faire défilement de l'écran.Si la saisie du formulaire constitue une tâche fréquente et répétitive pour l'utilisateur. Recommandations : Regroupements Boutons

Sign Up Forms Must Die I’ll just come out and say this: sign-up forms must die. In the introduction to this book I described the process of stumbling upon or being recommended to a web service. You arrive eager to dive in and start engaging and what’s the first thing that greets you? We can do better. But before we get into the potential of gradual engagement (your path out of sign-in “dullery”), let’s look at how the process of engaging with an online service typically works. Figure 13.1 A sign-up form greets new customers at Google Video. You are required to give us your email address, select a password, tell us your name, your location, verify this strange word, agree to our terms of service, and finally, you will get what’s behind the form. Now contrast this approach with that of another online video service: Jumpcut. Selecting Make a Movie brings up a single input field for the title of your movie and a few options you can use to upload media files for your movie. So far, no form.

Password strength verification with jQuery Many sites that require login credentials enforce a security setting often referred to as password complexity requirements. These requirements ensure that user passwords are sufficiently strong and cannot be easily broken. What constitutes a strong password? In this tutorial, we’ll construct a form that gives the user live feedback as to whether their password has sufficiently met the complexity requirements we will establish. Before we begin, let’s get take a sneak peak at what our final product will look like (click for a demo): Please note: The purpose of this tutorial is to show how a simple script can be written using javascript and jQuery to enforce password complexity requirements. Step 1: Starter HTML First we want to get our basic HTML starter code. <! Step 2: Form HTML Now let’s add the markup that will be used for our form. Here’s an explanation of the code we used: Here’s what we’ve got so far: Step 3: Password information box HTML Each list item is given a specific ID attribute. \d

Copyright Website Ergonomie web & formulaires « L'ergonomie web » en deux mots L'ergonomie (du grec "Ergon" signifiant "travail" et "Nomos" règles) web est un concept qui repose sur deux notions clés que sont l'utilité et l'utilisabilité. L'utilité se base sur les besoins et envies des internautes et implique une bonne connaissance de leurs habitudes. Ce terme remet au centre des questions essentielles telles que "Le site apporte-t-il quelque chose aux internautes ? Répond-il à un besoin ?" L'utilisabilité ("Usability" in english), rassemble trois critères : L’efficacité : Le résultat recherché est t-il bien atteint? Comme vous l'aurez compris "utilité" et "utilisabilité" gravite autour d'un projet web et fusionne pour constituer l'ergonomie web. Attention à ne pas tomber dans le piège de remettre en cause la crédibilité de l'ergonomie, et de la négliger sous prétexte qu'elle représente des notions paraissant simples et évidentes. Voici quelques astuces de base pour obtenir un formulaire ergonomique et de ce fait efficace. 1. 2. 3. 4.

47+ Excellent Ajax CSS Forms | Noupe Forms needs a solid visual structure, a profound hierarchy of form elements (Fields and Labels), powerful techniques and Functionality (AJAX) to make the form look and work creatively. There is a great bunch of creative, outstanding and individually designed from scratch forms. Thanks to AJAX, we can provide real-time feedback to our users using server-side validation scripts and eliminate the need for redundant validation functions and processing data. Let’s take a look, hopefully you’ll find new ideas you can develop further on your own. You might be interested to check some of the designs that was mentioned in the posts below: Styling Forms 1) Uni Form – an attempt to standardize form markup (xhtml) and css, "modularize" it, to get nice looking, well structured, highly customizable, semantic, accessible and usable forms. 2) CSS-Only, Table-less Forms – A great example of a well designed form using modern css techniques. Demo Styling Form Elements Demo : Form Usability and Accessibility Demo:

31 Extremely Impressive Web Icon Sets for Free 31 Extremely Impressive Web Icon Sets for Free 13,185 views In Freebies by Sheila Mahusay Sep 28th, 2011 2 Comments Icons are one of the fundamental components of Graphical User Interface (GUI). In web applications, icons serve as an intuitive representation of hypertext links and quick navigation from a web page to another. Creating icons can be very protracted since certain design specifications are to be considered such as its color, shape, design, size and scalability. So, why squander much of your time creating them when you can avail free high quality icons in just a few clicks. You may also want to read the related article below. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our RSS-feed and Follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10 Free Useful Icons for Designers 11. iPad 2 Icons 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. iCandies Icon Set 19. 20. 48px Web Icon Set 226 icons 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 16px Glyphs 31. You like this post? Author Sheila Mahusay 2 Responses

Sabotage manual from 1944 advises acting like an average 2008 manager David "Everything is Miscellaneous" Weinberger sez, "Here's a PDF of a 1944 'Simple Sabotage Field Manual' from the US Strategic Services, explaining how to train people to sabotage their workplace. Full of useful suggestions, from the practical to the, um, less so (e.g., bring a bag of mo[n]ths into a theater showing propaganda films). It also recommends doing things through channels, making speeches, and referring matters to committee as techniques of sabotage (cf. page 28). (1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” PDF Link (Thanks, David!) Shop for a VPN that fits your needs You know you need a VPN.

Simplifiez vos formulaires, 10 ans après Le mois dernier, j’ai célébré les 10 ans de la création de mon blog Vous ne vous en souvenez certainement pas, mais le succès de ce blog est en grande partie dû à un tutoriel que j’avais publié à l’époque sur la conception de formulaire (Des formulaires plus simples). Ce formulaire avait été discuté sur plusieurs forums de développeurs / concepteurs et m’avait permis de recruter mes premiers lecteurs (vous connaissez la suite). Depuis, 10 ans se sont écoulés, et je suis toujours devant mon clavier, et vous devant votre écran, même malgré la fermeture de Google Reader ! Tout ça pour dire que je trouve intéressante l’idée de faire une rétrospective sur les techniques de conception et de codage des formulaires. Même si les règles de base d’ergonomie sont toujours les mêmes (lisibilité, guidage, tolérance aux erreurs… cf. De même, les attributs placeholder ou required poussent plus loin le souci de standardisation (qui va s’en plaindre ?)