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Useless for anyone but a complete beginner,
This review is from: Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies) (Kindle Edition)
I never write reviews, but I feel compelled to contradict the good ones left for this book. I have nothing against Caroline Jarrett - I've read some interesting articles by her on form design - but I learnt *nothing* from this book. It provides plenty of laughably bad examples, but nothing really good and innovative, and it feels very dated.
It's a masterpiece of stating the bleeding obvious. Sample quotes: "Asking for information you don't need is bad", "If you're working on a paper form, then each page has to be the same length. But on the Web, we have the flexibility to have longer and shorter pages."
It might be helpful for an amateur web designer who knows nothing about UX. But if you have any experience whatsoever, don't bother.