The example above from Remember The Milk’s sign-up form points out how easy registering for a product or service should be. It looks so easy, but in reality making it seem easy take experience, empathy and real work.
As a result, you’re probably not going to find the answer to the question “How do I design a great registration form?” in a single blog post. (At least not one written by me.)
So where to look then? Let me suggest that you check out some of the insightful writing of Luke Wroblewski. I’ve read Luke’s articles before on his site, Functioning Form as well as Boxes and Arrows, and A List Apart—he’s worth reading.
If you came here looking for information on creating well designed forms, I’d suggest you read the articles linked here and then give his new book a spin.
Selected articles by Luke Wroblewski:
- Sign up Forms Must Die
- Sign-up Forms Patterns
- Natural Selections: Colors Found in Nature and Interface Design
- Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization
Books by Luke Wroblewski:
By Luke Wroblewski. Rosenfeld Media, May 2008.
Reviews of Web Form Design
By Luke Wroblewski. Wiley, June 2002.
Have a suggestion for an article or book you think I should read about web form design? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think.