Have a Form on Your Website? Fix These 2 Mistakes Right Now.
If your website has a form, do these two things right now!
E-mail Address Field
Change the type=“text” to type=“email”. Visitors on modern mobile devices will be shown a keyboard with easy access to the characters used in an email address, “@” and “.”, as opposed to the normal text keyboard that forces them into the alternate keyboard to get to those symbols.
Likewise, change the type=“text” to type=“url”. Users will have quick access to “.”, “/”, and “.com”.
There are a few others that you can do as well, like making input fields expecting numbers more friendly, but if you just do the two mentioned above you’ll be silently thanked by your mobile visitors.
Mike (and everyone that uses a mobile browser)