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Web Site Planning Related => Web Site Planning Questions => Topic started by: admin on August 14, 2006, 12:06: PM

Title: Is your web site FORM a monster ?
Post by: admin on August 14, 2006, 12:06: PM
Often times people try to collect too much information and end up losing a potential client.

Tips on what to collect:

  • Only collect minimally essential information
  • Don't use required fields if a all possible- it forces people to redo their work - they won't
  • Don't get too personal in the types of information collect
  • Include your contact information on the form
  • Provide and option for them to be included on your Emailing list - even if you don't send out emails in the future
  • Don't restrict the size of a field in terms of number of characters allowed - you can clean up the data later

Keep the form simple if you need more information later you can email or call them.