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Web form design. Do we really need an entire book on such a mundane topic? You bet we do. As arbiters of checkout, registration, and data entry, Web forms are often the lynchpins of successful Web applications.
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• Registration forms are the gatekeepers to community membership—they allow people to define their identity within social applications. All of MySpace’s 150+ million users joined through a Web form.
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