How to Transform Checkboxes in to Buttons

By, Emily Ellison

Because I love data, I've come to love forms too. One of my concerns when building a website is how to get people to fill out my forms, so that they will graciously give me their data.

From 2009 to 2011, the prevalence of smart phones more than doubled, expanding from 18% to 44% (Nielsen - The Mobile Media Report). Because of this explosion, many companies have been scrambling to transform their website to be mobile-ready. And for the forms in your website, there is an even more basic step than resizing that you can take to prepare your website for the mobile world.

Look at your fingers. Unless you are under the age of two, your fingers are poorly designed for checkboxes. Checkboxes are frustrating to check on your phone! You have to zoom in and be precise in your tapping. And when you're just trying to get a visitor to hit the very last "I accept these terms and conditions" box to complete their form, the last thing you want is to have them...