Are you a developer? Solopreneur? Don't have a design background? Cannot afford a designer?
I have something for you. A book about how to make your forms better.
Remember - forms are the most crucial thing in applications. And they should be good.
I'm Victor, and I've been working as a frontend and backend developer for more than 10 years.
Have you ever worked in a team that did not have a designer, and you needed to figure out how forms should look on your own?
When your boss just asked you to "make it work", without caring how it looks, without caring about user experience?
But you cared? Then, we are in the same boat.
For some unknown reason, my teams almost never had a dedicated designer. Sometimes the designer and developer were the same people. Nobody really cared about design.
I don't like this approach. I think that if you do your job, you should do it well. That's why I'm always researching best practices related to user interfaces.
This book is a compilation of what I know about forms.
An example of refactoring a form
I took a quite outdated form that violated a lot of common UI/UX principles.
I redesigned it and gave some step-by-step explanations of my decisions based on the theories I describe in the book.
As an example, I have provided a form example below that is a sample of how a form can be redesigned. Here you can see an illustration of why small details matter.
Hover on the icons below to reveal explanations.
This book provides a wealth of knowledge on the core aspects that make great UI's work, and the UX that goes on behind the scenes often goes unnoticed.
Grasping these techniques will improve your design skills now and long into the future!
Victor's insight into interfacing with human beings will be "formative" for your product.
All jokes aside, Re:Form is for a UX designer what a chef's knife is to a chef: a no-nonsense tool to get the job done efficiently.
A reference book for everyone who touches forms in their work.
By reading this book you'll gain enough knowledge to avoid typical mistakes when working with complex forms.
By reading the case study you'll see it in practice.
By reading extra tips you'll even more enhance your knowledge.
I'm a developer that is passionate about UI/UX.
However, my content (tweets) and testimonials say it better. I imported some of my tweets and comments from product hunt launches below.
All are real, clickable posts, with no fake images.