The forums ran from 2008-2020 and are now closed and viewable here as an archive.

Home Forums Other Form Design

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #28404

    Most HTML/CSS books have one chapter on form design. They usually use a basic form such as Login or User Info. And they really don’t go into much about real design of the form.

    With the login form the books just show the form, not how to make it look good on your own website. And then there is the multi-page form (too much information to put onto one page) which isn’t discussed at all. Of course the multi-page form most likely needs scripting and a database behind it so the HTML/CSS books don’t deal with it.

    PHP books are busy with language details and not much on design of pages let alone forms.

    So does any one know of a good site for tutorials on forms (may be CSS-Tricks has one but in briefly searching the site and the bunny trails for looking at other interesting tutorials I didn’t find one)? Maybe your site has really good forms I can look at and learn from them too.

    Also, I’m interested in best practices. The original method was tables. And, right now I’m using YUI for validation (with PHP backup for those who turn of JavaScript, but many times I can require the user to have JavaScript turned on), but what else is out there and is there any comparison information about the methods?

    I know I have a lot of questions here, but I think the questions will create a really good discussion. I’m looking forward to the answers (and no answer is the absolute right one) and discussions we all will have here.


    Chris Coyier

    I think there should be like 5 websites that only talk about forms. They are that important and that interesting, I think.

    Good books: … design-css

    And Luke’s blog:

    And of course, the best builder:

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • The forum ‘Other’ is closed to new topics and replies.