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Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski

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Chapter 12

Selection-Dependent Inputs

Page-Level Selection

Horizontal Tabs

Vertical Tabs

Drop-Down List

Expose Below Radio Buttons

Expose Within Radio Buttons

Exposed Inactive

Exposed Groups

Best Practices

Whereas flexible inputs allow people to answer questions how they want, and additional inputs allow people to include supplementary questions they want to answer, selection-dependent inputs require people to answer follow-up questions based on their answer to an initial question—usually without having to go to another Web page.

If that sounds like a mouthful, consider the following example in Figure 12.1, on the Found Bin. People have two initial options: either they are a new user or a returning user. Depending on how they answer ...

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