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Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski

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Chapter 6

Actions

Primary and Secondary Actions

Placement

Actions in Progress

Agree and Submit

Best Practices

Labels provide the questions that forms ask people. Input fields give people a way to answer those questions. Neither of these items, however, actually lets people complete a form. That singular responsibility rests with actions.

Primary and Secondary Actions

A typical Web form usually enables several final actions (see Figure 6.1). Actions such as Submit, Save, or Continue are intended to enable completion, which is the primary goal of just about anyone who has started filling in a form. Because they enable the most important action on the form (completion), they can be referred to as primary actions.

Figure 6.1 Primary ...

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