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Mastering HTML5 Forms by Gaurav Gupta

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Guidelines

A good practice or guideline is to design and develop a standard approach, which has always shown better results.

Some of the best practices to create effective forms are as follows:

  • Use relevant content groupings to organize forms
  • Minimize the amount of help and tips required to fill out a form
  • Employ flexible data entry
  • For long forms, show progress and save options
  • Maintain a consistent approach
  • Maintain a clear relationship between the initial selection options
  • Use inline validation of inputs that have potentially high error rates
  • Provide actionable remedies to correct errors
  • Disable the Submit button after a user clicks on it to avoid multiple submissions
  • Clearly communicate about the submission of data and provide feedback
  • Maintain separate ...

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