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2010-06-06 Thread Carbis, Che
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Re: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-06 Thread Ben Buchanan
On 4 June 2010 12:29, nedlud ned...@gmail.com wrote:

 I have a web form I'm building and there is a simple yes/no question in it.
 I got to wondering what the best semantic  mark up for this is? Does anyone
 have any good UI/UX suggestions?

 My three ideas were...

 Two radio buttons for yes and no...
 pDo you...?/p
 label for=ans-yesYes/labelinput type=radio name=ans
 id=ans-yes
 label for=ans-noNo/labelinput type=radio name=ans id=ans-no


I go back to the fact radio buttons show mutually-exclusive options, which
makes a very clear yes/no. If your question needs the user to actively
specify a yes or no, it's a good solution. Checkboxes mean one response is
given by omission, which is a less definitive interaction.

Since radio buttons are one element short on their own, you need to wrap
them in a fieldset and legend to essentially act like a label for the set of
radio buttons. I also think the button should be on the left and the text on
the right (in left-to-right languages), since a) that just seems the most
common thing, and b) if you were to add a couple of divs to create rows, the
buttons would line up neatly above each other.

Which gives us...

fieldsetlegendDo you...?/legend
input type=radio name=ans id=ans-yeslabel for=ans-yesYes/label
input type=radio name=ans id=ans-nolabel for=ans-noNo/label
/fieldset


Hope that helps...

cheers,

Ben


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Re: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-06 Thread Steve Gibbings
I have a problem with that.   Radio button sets should always have an option 
selected, there is no undefined selection.  This makes sense when you remember 
where the radio button metaphor came from. However seems that doesn't get 
universally implemented.



On 7 Jun 2010, at 02:25, Ben Buchanan wrote:

 
 
 On 4 June 2010 12:29, nedlud ned...@gmail.com wrote:
 I have a web form I'm building and there is a simple yes/no question in it.
 I got to wondering what the best semantic  mark up for this is? Does anyone 
 have any good UI/UX suggestions?
 
 My three ideas were...
 
 Two radio buttons for yes and no...
 pDo you...?/p
 label for=ans-yesYes/labelinput type=radio name=ans id=ans-yes
 label for=ans-noNo/labelinput type=radio name=ans id=ans-no
 
 I go back to the fact radio buttons show mutually-exclusive options, which 
 makes a very clear yes/no. If your question needs the user to actively 
 specify a yes or no, it's a good solution. Checkboxes mean one response is 
 given by omission, which is a less definitive interaction.
 
 Since radio buttons are one element short on their own, you need to wrap them 
 in a fieldset and legend to essentially act like a label for the set of radio 
 buttons. I also think the button should be on the left and the text on the 
 right (in left-to-right languages), since a) that just seems the most common 
 thing, and b) if you were to add a couple of divs to create rows, the buttons 
 would line up neatly above each other. 
 
 Which gives us...
 
 fieldsetlegendDo you...?/legend
 input type=radio name=ans id=ans-yeslabel for=ans-yesYes/label
 input type=radio name=ans id=ans-nolabel for=ans-noNo/label
 /fieldset
 
 
 Hope that helps...
 
 cheers,
 
 Ben
 
 
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 --- http://weblog.200ok.com.au/
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 --- evenly distributed. - William Gibson
 
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