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* Is this a required field? – Freelance Web Designer Lee Munroe

tags: web, design, form, required

When you’re designing a form most of you will mark required fields with an asterisk (*). Then you’ll add something like “* Required fields” to the top of the form. But surely we now live in a world where everyone already knows this. Do we really need to include a legend indicating what the asterisk means?

url: http://www.leemunroe.com/required-fields/

type: article, format: blog


A List Apart: Articles: Prettier Accessible Forms

A LIST Apart: For People Who Make Websites

It can be time consuming to make web forms both pretty and accessible. In particular, laying out forms where the form label and input are horizontally adjacent, as in the image below, can be a real problem. We used to use tables, which worked well in this scenario—but forms don’t constitute tabular data, so it’s a semantic faux pas.

url: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/prettyaccessibleforms/

type: article, format: wiki