Forms are found on almost every website that requires the input of information. Having a form on your website is very crucial as it becomes a method of interaction between the site and its visitors, it can also become a benchmark for your businesses online success by creating effective conversion. Therefore knowing that some of your success depends the user experience between your site visitors and the site itself through your forms and other metrics, it is recommended that you know a few key things before you create your web form in order to solidify that key user experience and avoid wasting peoples time.
What Works Best for you?
A webform plays the role of a communication bridge on your website, so you should be able to assess what works best for you and what kind of coding will do well enough to bring out the desired input from a customer or visitor. The effectiveness of the form should be questioned as well as the design, if you’re unable to do this yourself, then you should find someone who is capable of doing it.
Make Sure You keep it Simple
Try as much as possible to only as for the necessary information in your form, use simple language so your visitors know exactly what you’re asking for. If they are unable to understand you they won’t be able to provide the right information. Keep it simple, reach for only the essential information.
Keep it Readable and Organized
Don’t scatter your forms everywhere on the page, ensure that the information you’re requesting for is connected to each other and arranged properly. Visitors don’t like stress, so keep your fonts readable so they know exactly what you’re asking for.
Inform and Offer Assistance
When your visitors know why your forms are requesting for certain information, they feel relaxed and are less likely to get frustrated, inform them about anything they might need to know and why they are feeling the form in the first place. If you have form fields that are not very common, you can add help texts to offer subtle additional information that assists rather than disrupts the filling process.
Prompt for Errors
While your users are filling out their forms it is important to prompt them when they make any errors, you can also assist them by validating the information to ensure they are doing the right thing.
Any web form that instigates an action from a user is on the right path, as it is what is expected from a web form. Keep your form clear, simple, able to improve the users experience and should not come across as frustrating.