Despite their major role in the web experience, forms are frequently overlooked. Whether it’s a contact form or a log-in panel, form styling often falls short of the mark. The style of your form should coincide with the style of your web page. This continuity will improve the quality of feedback you receive.

First, ask yourself these questions: “Who is going to be completing this form?” and “What is the most important data I wish to obtain?” Users don’t want to be burdened with typing a lot of information. Be tactful if you decide to force users into completing a form, as you may risk losing their attention.

Simplify your form to its most basic level

Version App’s purchase form is condensed by grouping related fields
and setting field values as each corresponding description.

Gathering accurate information is critical, and you should strive to achieve this while requiring the least amount of work from a user. Guide users to submit valid information, avoiding any potential mistakes.

Obtain valid information from your user

Wishlistr’s registration form provides tips in the far right column
and displays an error message below for invalid field entries.


Grooveshark’s registration form is a pop up that sits on top of a black mask,
hiding the page content that lays beneath.

It’s no surprise that web users find forms to be a nuisance. It is your job to reduce the user’s workload and successfully obtain valid information by minimizing the chance of human error. With thoughtful form design, we facilitate clarity in communication, resulting in a pleasant user experience.