Designing an effective web form can be very challenging , especially since most designers have made it apparent that completing forms is an activity hated by almost anyone using a website. However, some techniques and elements can be used to transform a failed web form into an efficient conversion opportunity, making it more user-friendly, easier to complete and more intuitive.
In today’s blog post, we will present some useful guidelines for Web form design.
- Simple vertical layout with labels above the input fields. Online forms with a simple vertical layout are always easier to fill in than multi-column layouts, as visitors are used to completing a majority of forms, electronic or on paper, from top to bottom.
- Emphasized field labels. If you want your visitors to read them easily, make field labels Bold.
- Required & asterisks. Add the text required or use asterisks after each label of a required field.
- Items grouped by topic. To make the form as intuitive as possible, group similar types of information you need to collect by its topic such as; personal information, contact information, and billing information (if necessary).
- Visual and clear separation is extremely important when collecting multiple types or large volumes of information.
- Prefilled answers. Provide a multiple selection list box or drop-down menu for the user to select the answer when he/she will have to enter a predictable word, such as city or country.
- Use symbols, colors, icons, special typography or font sizes to achieve attractive design solutions.
At CodeMyIMAGE, we know that optimized web forms result in maximized form completion rates, which translate into increased revenues for your service. To make it happen, we have learned to provide for our visitors an effective user experience when completing a web form.