Chapter 1Planning

Forms—maybe you love them, maybe you think they’re … well … boring. Either way, forms are an essential part of web design and development. From small login forms to detailed administration panels, forms are one of the most important interactive elements of your web site or application. They’re the carriers of data and—if you’ll pardon the courier’s cliché—should be handled with care.

The way you develop your forms can greatly impact various concerns:

  • Usability—are your forms easy to understand and simple to use?

  • Accessibility—are your forms available to people who are accessing your site in a non-traditional manner?

  • Error prevention—do your forms help ensure that the information you’re collecting is free of problems?

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