By Isla Arabanoo. Erin Pell. Sean Wainewright. Christian McDonald. Sam Frewer. Katie Summerville. Benjamin Pryke. Bianca Caird. Natasha Parkinson. Brayden Streeton. Skye Jerger. Flynn McDowell. Abbey Haylen. Sienna Alfred. Charli Cowley. Mikayla Primrose. Nathan Wang. Owen Baile. Rebecca Ellis. Madeline Chalmers at May 10 2019 22:51:00
A light shade of a colour, like blue, across the whole background of a form relieves the eye from the harshness of a stark white background. And if the answer spaces people have to fill in are white, the tinted background both cues them in to where they write, and allows them to visually sense how much they have to fill in.
Form length does not directly correlate to complexity. Many assume that making forms shorter makes them easier to complete. Though shorter forms might be cheaper to produce initially, if the reduction in content results in user confusion, the cost of resolving completion errors form fillers make as a consequence can significantly outweigh any initial savings. In general forms do need to be as short as possible, but never at the expense of clarity and usability.