My view of how an extensive online form can be made to be easy and enjoyable to fill in.
I've built many online forms over the years but the most memorable were for a firm of accountants who needed a way to process claimant's information for companies that had been sent into liquidation.
Their forms stretched several pages and collected a lot information about the claimant, including their monetary claims and supporting information.
Whilst this reproduction is for demonstration purposes only, it is a good example of how to build multi-page forms.
There are three key things to remember when designing an online form ...
In today's world of intelligent websites, impatient users and increased competition, I'm surprised at the lack of thought and care that some very large organisations take to cater for their online visitors. Contact forms is just one area that many firms need to improve on.
It's not difficult to build a form that is easy to understand and use. It's not hard to allow the user to review and amend their questions. And it should be compulsory to give the user a copy of the completed form when it's been submitted.
It just needs the developer to take a little extra care and pride in their work to cater for the little things that make a big difference.
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