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Forms standards

  1. 1. 06/03/09 HUGE / ParentsConnect / HUGE 45 Main Street, 2nd Floor NY NY 11201 718.625.4843 www.hugeinc.com Forms <form>…</forms> April 11th, 2008
  2. 2. fieldset <ul><li>“ The FIELDSET element allows authors to group thematically related controls and labels . Grouping controls makes it easier for users to understand their purpose while simultaneously facilitating tabbing navigation for visual user agents and speech navigation for speech-oriented user agents. The proper use of this element makes documents more accessible .” </li></ul><ul><li>W3C </li></ul>HUGE / Forms
  3. 3. legend <ul><li>“ The LEGEND element allows authors to assign a caption to a FIELDSET . The legend improves accessibility when the FIELDSET is rendered non-visually.” </li></ul><ul><li>W3C </li></ul>HUGE / Forms
  4. 4. Accessibility / Usability HUGE / Forms
  5. 5. HTML Example <form class=&quot;very-nice-form&quot; onclick=&quot;return frmSubmit(this);&quot;> < fieldset > < legend >Register Now</ legend > <p> <label for=&quot;select&quot; >Choose plan</label> <select name=&quot;select&quot; id=&quot;select&quot; > <option value=&quot;1&quot;> $0 for 1 year</option> <option value=&quot;1&quot;> $10 for 1 year</option> <option value=&quot;1&quot;> $20 for 1 year</option> </select> <input name=&quot;submit&quot; type=&quot;submit&quot; value=&quot;send&quot; /> </p> </ fieldset > </form> HUGE / Forms
  6. 6. Good or Bad Example? HUGE / Forms
  7. 7. Good or Bad Example? HUGE / Forms
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Form elements are ‘replaced elements’, which means they come directly from the heart of your OS , and not the browser itself. The CSS specifications do therefore not require that form elements should be able to receive styling. Most popular browsers have however provided us with options to do so, but not all of them.“ </li></ul><ul><li>www.picment.com </li></ul>OS Elements HUGE / Forms
  9. 9. Opera Mini HUGE / Forms
  10. 10. Iphone HUGE / Forms
  11. 11. OS Elements Example HUGE / Forms
  12. 12. Trust <ul><li>“ Users trust their credit card and personal information with forms on the internet , and that trust is sacred. So changing the appearance of well-known and recognizable browser elements like the basic input elements, may therefore not always be advisable .“ </li></ul><ul><li>www.picment.com </li></ul>HUGE / Forms
  13. 13. Last Example HUGE / Forms

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