Web Forms

A webform, web form or HTML form on a web page allows a user to enter data that is sent to a server for processing. Forms can resemble paper or database forms because web users fill out the forms using checkboxes, radio buttons, or text fields. For example, forms can be used to enter shipping or credit card data to order a product, or can be used to retrieve search results from a search engine.
Posts about Web Forms
  • Inclusive marketing: the need to remove binary data

    … back to a binary format. Any data processor should be adaptable to your fields and not assume what you want to store, or impose any rigid data structure that decreases the detail. Sometimes these mapping rules can be harder to change than adding a new option to a web form. So review whether you assume a person’s gender and the rules you are using…

    Search Engine Watch- 10 readers -
  • How to minimise the interaction cost of your web forms

    … Completing a web form online takes time and effort. This effort can be minimised by structuring the form well, and giving it a flow which will make it easier for customers. Indeed, every action a user takes within checkout carries a cost. This is sometimes referred to as an ‘interaction cost’. Every interaction your user has with your…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watchin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Are you asking for too much information on web forms?

    … Long web forms can deter customers, and one way to reduce the workload is to remove unnecessary fields and questions. Your customers will understand that a certain amount of information is required – to complete a transaction, to register etc. However, it’s important to realise the drawbacks of being seen to ask too much of users. These…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 21 readers -
  • Insurers starting to get to grips with online conversion and complex forms

    … Insurers went online a long time ago, but one of the major challenges has been creating an online experience that can handle the relatively complex insurance “form-filling” process. Many insurers have managed to drive consumers online, but a major problem has been the drop-off by consumers as they grapple with the online journey. Several…

    Search Engine Watch- 21 readers -
  • How to make longer web forms easier for users

    … Some web forms have to be longer than normal. While an ecommerce site can limit the user entry to an email, delivery address and payment details, some sites need more information. For example, forms on travel and financial websites have to be longer than most by necessity. Long forms like this can be off-putting for users as they can give…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watchin How To's- 16 readers -