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Rule n° 76 - The contextual information relating to a form field has a close visual-proximity to it.

Some form fields require context-sensitive help, often a small modal explanation box available via a small question mark. Yes, this is not ideal, and if you can avoid it, so much the better. But if by chance you do have to do so, make sure that you keep the context information and the field in question visually close together. Mobile and screen zoom users will thank you. Other users might not thank you, but they will benefit too.

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  • Facilitating the use of forms.
  • Prevent input errors.
  • Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.


  • Display the supplementary information for the label field (input help, error reporting, etc.) in the immediate vicinity of the field and its label, so that the relationship between them can be seen unambiguously.
  • Avoid formatting which creates significant empty space between these elements.


Check for each form field:

  • That any supplementary information on the label field (input help, error reporting, etc.) is displayed in the immediate vicinity of the field and its label.
  • That there is no significant empty space between these elements.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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