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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #62

Focus Forms on First Field & Use Proper Field Order

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 10/3/2012

When creating custom forms there are a few key things that can make the experience easier and more efficient for users. First, be sure that the cursor automatically selects the first field. Second, make sure that users can tab from one field to the next, in the correct order. Ensuring these two things will help users navigate and complete forms more efficiently.


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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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