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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #57

Use Buttons on a Form that Reflect its Functionality

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 9/28/2012

Using the standard “Cancel” and “Save” buttons on a form might work for some forms, but consider the context of the form and the function of the button before deciding what to call your buttons and also what buttons to include. Using buttons that make sense will help users better understand what they are doing by clicking it. Using more buttons to add functionality could make it easier for the user to complete the form without issues. These small considerations can help make a form not only easier to use but also help avoid frustrations with the system.

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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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