So here is an update to the WIP on the contact form, I think it's heading in a better direction now. Thanks for the feedback so far, any more is appreciated.
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10 months ago
Good improvement on your previous design Ben! Looks a lot better.
Cheers Brian. Had some great feedback from you, Ryan, Ben Howdle and Jack Holmes :)
But my feedback is worthless aye? ;)
AND YOU @Tony Hardy - I'm sorry I forgot you :)
@Ben Hubbard Hahaha ;) It's fine. It looks better. I'd still make the edges of the forum sharp though :)
Do i like it?
Have you considered making the field names light grey to shift the emphasis on to the content of the fields.
First - I think 'Your Name' and 'Your name' should match. Bit weird having 'name' with a lowercase and uppercase letter.
Secondly - Could some short of shadow be added to the text field to give it the illusion of depth? Or maybe make the text less prominent and have it in a slightly lighter grey tone?
Looking at your first shot, this is a massive improvement and pretty much almost there! Just a teeny bit of fine tuning :) looks lovely otherwise :)
@Craig Smith I will give that a go and see what happens
@Kimberley Fox I have changed the placeholder text since this to "John Smith", after the client gave some feedback asking for a theme of "Britishness" for the pages yet to design. I will have a look at some shadow, or the grey and see what that does. :)
Thank you both for your feedback :)
Also, @Ryan Murphy do you really like it, is it is it wicked?
Im lovin it lovin it lovin it.
by Jack Holmes
Full form http://d.pr/i/gi1r You're definitely moving in the right direction Ben, I have a few things for consideration:
Placeholder text - is generally a bad idea, it causes more problems that it solves. People can confuse it with default options, un-editable areas, they can forget to update it. If you use data which could be real, for instance putting 'John Smith' in the name field. If the user leaves it as 'John Smith' do you allow the form to be submitted? Have they forgotten to change the name, or are they called 'John Smith'?
Input field background - with a dark background I don't think the fields look as much like an input as perhaps they should. Traditionally we grey things out because you can't use them, I'd be concerned users might make that association. Also dark grey on black doesn't really stand out very much. A white background just looks more like an input field to me.
Input field border - the yellow border on each field feels like a bit of an overkill to me and just doesn't quite sit right I don't think. Also surrounding the inputs in yellow could cause confusion with error messaging. I went for a dark grey border to draw a bit more focus to the inputs.
Phone number - ideally you'd drop this field, do you really need it? If so, then think about reducing the length. A phone number wil be 12ish characters, so why make the field big enough for 40 odd? Making it smaller not only matches what the user is expected to input but also helps focus attention to the message field as you scan down the form.
Colon - grammatically I guess they should be there, but I don't really think it makes that much of a difference to the form. I just quite like the cleanliness of not having one.
Well this turned into a bit of an essay, I hope it's at least of some help to you.
10 months ago
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