Form-Field Validation: The Errors-Only Approach | Smashing UX Design | Expertiential Design |
Error pages for form-field validation are dreadful. You’ve just filled out 20 form fields, yet you get the same bloated page thrown back in your face because a single field failed to validate.


This is a good article on form-field validation. The author starts with an example form and then walks the reader through alternate methods of validation and what each of them address, enhance, or 'fix'. The title refers to a model that displays only the fields that are in error to the user after submitting the form. My personal favorite it the last method which give the user text hints and feedback as they are filling out the form. Not a form expert yet? If Christian Holst keeps writing pieces like this we soon will be. And true to all the well written articles - the comments are as informative as the article so don't forget to pursue them as well.

Via yannick grenzinger, Georgia Gibbs Design