[thelist] [Usability] Where does the "*" required-marker go?

DESCHAMPS Stéphane DvSI/SICoR stephane.deschamps at francetelecom.com
Mon Oct 14 03:57:01 CDT 2002

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]De la part de Abhay S. Kushwaha
> Another forms and usability question. (Yes, I like splitting hair)
> 1. Where does the "*" that marks required fields go?
> 2. Next to the field legend or next to the field itself?
> 3. To the left or to the right?
> 4. Any particular reasons for your choice?
> Most are going to groan, "hell... what's the big difference?" erm...
> still... i'm looking for opinions of the community about this
> 'trivial' and 'inconsequential' issue. indulge me ;)

I saw that some very clever people applied a special style to the input and
label of required fields. I like the idea.

For the moment I still use "*" after the label, but double it with bold and
colour as well.

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