Forms: Getting the most out of your website visitors

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Published on February 26, 2014

Author: frankjwest

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Online forms are becoming a part of our daily routines but all too often they are overly complicated and cause frustration. Join me on a journey around the web as we experience both the best and the worst of forms. Together we shall understand what it takes to make a better form and get the most from our visitors.

Frank West Front end web developer Lover of cats @frankjwest Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Types of forms Trying to find something • Search • Filters Conversations • Comments • Reviews • Chat Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

More forms Giving you something • Add to basket • Checkout process • Sign up • Newsletters Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

In fact, there are loads! Other • Contact • Login Negative experience • Forgotten password • Complaints Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Understand your audience Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Left aligned • More cognitive loading • Easier to scan Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Right aligned • Less cognitive loading • Harder to scan Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Above the field • Can view label and field at the same time • Much faster to complete • Long forms look even longer Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Things to think about • Short vs long forms • The visual impact of the website design • Form complexity – Radio Buttons – Check boxes – Drop downs Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

More things to think about… • Audience – Device being used • Field zoom – Browsers – Experience – Helping you / Helping them? – Region • Consistency – Which forms are most important? Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Quick and easy • Show progress • Need certain data? Explain why. • Clear terminology – "Shop more" and "check out now" are better than "continue" • Be friendly, not forceful • Make it easy – If just need the year, don't ask for the date • Every field can cost a sale – What business reason is there for that data? Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Concept by Moby Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

No one likes to be called stupid • • • • • • Keep error text succinct Highlight error fields Keep errors within the viewport Tell users how to fix the error Show progress Track errors with analytics Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

It never ends • Keep formats the same when requesting real data – Expiry dates are not in string format • • • • What is the value for the user? Common terminology Optional registration Tricking users to do things is easy – But what do you gain? • The perceived experience – Security badges • New form elements Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

It is easy Understand their needs and give them the right, personal experience. Forms - Getting the most out of your website visitors by Frank West, 6 August 2013

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