Modern Web Form Design


Live webinar took place on November 13, 2008

Recording length is approximately one hour.

The Web has been transformed by the recent proliferation of rich interactions and social applications. But the workhorses of the online world, Web forms, have been slow to evolve with these changes. As brokers of crucial online interactions like e-commerce checkout and registration, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. As a result, Web form design matters. But web forms aren't keeping up.

In this recorded webinar, Luke Wroblewski (bio) builds on topics in his top-selling book, Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks. Luke walks you through the latest applications of rich Web form interactions (made possible by dynamic technologies like Ajax) including: flexible inputs, dynamic help systems, inline validation, selection dependent inputs, and more. He also outlines how gradual engagement approaches to form design can create compelling new user experiences for a wide variety of Web applications and services.

Learn how these modern approaches to Web form design can enhance your sites—and get a taste of the webinar's content by watching this two minute sample on BlipTV or by reading this brief interview with Luke. You can also learn more from the live webinar's attendees notes posted in Twitter.

The Benefits

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore how the design of your form can help or hinder customer success
  • Learn a wide variety of form interaction techniques. Specifically, you will see examples of forms using inline validation, dynamic input fields, selection-dependent input fields, and gradual engagement
  • Explore different ways of thinking about how to sign up users without requiring painful forms

Our recorded webinars are edited for your listening pleasure, and include questions from attendees (as restated by our moderator). The running time is one hour.

What They're Saying

"I participated in your webinar last night and just wanted to congratulate you. It was a really successful experience from my side. Because we're so far from the USA and Europe we don't get exposure to this kind of event [or] the same quality of speakers. So from a global perspective I'd like to say thanks for making this kind of knowledge accessible."
—Jason Hobbs; Executive Director, Jh-01

Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski is currently Senior Principal of Product Ideation & Design at Yahoo! Inc. and Principal of LukeW Interface Designs, a product strategy and design consultancy he founded in 1996. Luke has authored a book on Web interface design principles titled Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability and numerous articles on design methodologies, strategies and applications including those featured in his own online publication: Functioning Form. He is also frequent presenter on topics related to Web startegy and design and a former member of the board of directors of the Interaction Design Association. (full bio)

Modern Web Form Design is a Future Practice webinar, produced by

Smart Experience and Rosenfeld Media