Principle 3 - Understandable

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Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

Questions & Answers

Should “Sign Up” fields be links or buttons?

I have an element on my page that allows users to sign in to their account. It both takes a user to a new page AND submits a form, so should it be coded as a link or a button?

  • buttons
  • links

What if a select box changes the rest of my form?

If form content changes after selecting a value in a select box, is it necessary to explain in advance in text that the form will change and should that be read aloud? Or do I have to provide a submit button to initiate the change...

  • change of context
  • forms
  • select box