August 29, 2002
Usability of registration forms online
I've taken a recent interest in usability and accessibility, and James over at Column Two just brought an intersting article to my attention: A Usability Test of Web-based User Assistance, where WinWrites.com tries to practice what they preach: Usability of Online Help. Absolutely readworthy material for anyone setting up a website involving (complex) user registration forms/processes.
I once worked on the usability side of an online bank, where many, many forms were involved. I would agree with these points about usability.
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