Let’s face it – Web forms are a pain to develop and boring to design. As a result, they’re usually an afterthought when designing a new site or application. Maybe this is because we don’t know how to implement them - or even more importantly, we don’t truly understand the full potential of Web forms and how they affect our users.
In this presentation, we’ll shed light on the power of Web forms and how to improve interaction between users and your website. Emphasis will be placed on best practices to consider when designing forms based on past research. We’ll also dive into some code and discuss how to build forms that are accessible, semantic, and flexible using various styling options.
Alex Kingman is a Web designer/developer for the Informatics group at Purdue University, where he is responsible for enhancing user experience in Web applications. His experience includes application development, web standards, accessibility, and driving new and creative Web strategies. Alex has also served as technical director for several books in the areas of general computing and Web development.