Doing quite a bit of research on matching sites (online colleges) and finding some cool ways to do dynamic forms. A specific site I like on a few levels is matchacollege.com, the “Quick Degree Finder” is a great example of a useful user friendly form. Additionally, I like the color scheme, it’s flat, yet bold – overall nice design, but back to loving the forms. I have found many examples to collect leads using progress bars, 2-10 steps, short forms, long forms – call to action per step versus dynamically refreshing each step. Anyone have some feedback on good resources for designing user friendly forms?
This seems to be all the buzz for clients I talk to. They’ll say “We really want a web 2.0 website”. When in reality, for them, it comes down to the buttons being rounded corners , the mouse over effect dramatic, and the overall look and feel very shiny, dimensional navigation. So , after researching what other people are defining as web 2.0 , I found webdesigner depot. I like the site itself and they show 25 examples of web 2.0 at it’s best. What I noticed is that many of them have the blog look to them which is fine, but definitely reinforces the word “template” back into your vocabulary. Even they notice the patterns of rounded corners, grid layouts and big shiny navigation.
I love how clients start out with a sitemap then after the site is “completed” they throw out 15 new pages with a 3 click drill down!