Building High Conversion Web Forms - Google

Udacity
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Description

Increase conversions with best practices for fast, efficient forms! Learn how to design and build web forms for users on any device.

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Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Javascript training
Javascript
Design
Web
Web Forms

Course programme

Approx. 2 weeks

Assumes 6hrs/wk (work at your own pace)

Built by Join thousands of students Course Summary

Any meaningful experience on the web has a form. Whether it's a form made of text boxes, toggles, buttons, checkboxes, or touchable widgets, web developers need to be purposeful about forms to make users happy and increase conversions.

In this course, you'll learn best practices for modern forms as taught by Google's Ido Green and Udacity's Cameron Pittman. You'll practice your skills along the way with a few self-directed projects, including an e-commerce checkout and an event planner app!

As a special treat, you'll also watch a series of interviews with Luke Wroblewski, Google Product Director and author of Web Form Design, to get his take on interactions for the modern web.

Why Take This Course?

The modern web is mobile and interactive. Thousands (maybe millions?) of websites include account creation forms and checkout forms. Websites ask you to tap buttons and fill out text boxes. They ask you for information and prompt you to take action. You fill out forms on big screens with physical keyboards and small screens with virtual keyboards.

There are millions of ways users interact with the modern web, and any website with interactions needs to do everything it can to influence the way users interact in order to ultimately increase conversions.

Building High Conversion Web Forms exists to help you, the web developer, think about forms and interactions for all of your users, no matter the form or the device. You'll practice handling user input to build forms that rock!

Prerequisites and Requirements

We expect that you have experience building websites front-ends from scratch and want to learn best practices for forms.

We expect that you are comfortable reading and writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

If you are unsure if you're ready, we recommend taking:

  • Intro to HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript Basics
  • Object-Oriented JavaScript

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

What Will I Learn? Projects Project 1: Meet-Up Event Planner You will build a responsive web application that allows the user to establish a meet-up event. The goal is to create an app that is a joy to use on both desktop and mobile. The application must allow someone to name their event, search for a host location (using a location API like Foursquare), set the capacity of the event, the start and end times, and input a description of the event. Syllabus Efficient Inputs Part 1
  • You'll be introduced to the principles of useful forms
  • You'll research HTML5 input types
  • You'll build a datalist input
Efficient Inputs Part 2
  • You'll exercise best practices for implementing input labels and types with many sample inputs
  • You'll validate user input with HTML5 attributes and the Constraint Validation API
Fast Forms
  • You'll start exploring techniques for making forms faster and easier for users
  • You'll practice empathy for your users in order to simplify and expedite forms
  • You'll apply everything you've learned so far by designing and building an e-commerce checkout
Touch Support
  • You'll explore best practices for responding to and designing user interactions on mobile
  • You'll use touch events to build a mobile-ready touch slider
  • You'll be introduced to the final project - an event planner app!