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Making the Web Work: Designing Effective Web Applications by Bob Baxley

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Common Interaction Problems and Solutions

Lest you conclude there’s nothing more to forms than a series of independent, isolated input controls, this section focuses on common interaction problems requiring multiple input controls working together. These problems include the following interactions:

  • Selecting a single item from a small, medium, or large number of options

  • Selecting multiple items from a large set of options

  • Selecting a date

Although it would be impossible to anticipate or explore every interaction problem, the analysis of these problems should give you an understanding of how to approach and solve complex interaction problems in general.

Picking a Single Item From a List

One of the most common input operations in a Web application ...

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