14 Oct 2009 - 11:55am
6 years ago
5 replies
Brian Mila

Required fields - one or the other

Can anyone point to examples of forms that require one or the other of
something? For instance, a contact form where either email -or- phone
is required. The context is I have a web app that has search fields
in which some combination of elements is needed. There could be as
many as a dozen different search criteria, and out of those there are
up to four "primary" fields and only one of which needs to be filled
in (doesnt matter which one, they have equal weight).

11 Feb 2009 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Nonie Kimpitak

Default Selection for Drop-Downs

I'm putting together a form that contains about 20 fields. I'm
undecided as to what default selection I should display for the
drop-downs (or at least what the best practices are).

The client wants to make sure that the end-users are actively making
selections. So I have a preference as to what it should be, but I'd
love to get some feedback.

Here are my three choices (if there are others, please feel free to

1. If there is a common selection made for a particular drop-down,
then that selection should be set as the default.


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