Form layout

    Use form layout to arrange fields within a form using standard spacing. By default it stacks fields vertically but also supports horizontal groups of fields.

    Examples

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    Use to stack form fields vertically, which makes them easier to scan and complete.


    Best practices

    Forms should:

    • Be considerate of merchants’ time and privacy by only asking for information that’s required
    • Group related tasks under section titles to provide more context and make the interface easier to scan
    • Follow a logical, predictable order—for example, always ask for first name first, and last name second on forms

    Content guidelines

    Form section title

    Form section titles should follow the content guidelines for headings and subheadings.

    Field label

    A label is a short description of a field. Labels are not help text, and they shouldn’t be used to provide instruction, but they should be meaningful and clearly indicate what is expected. Labels should be:

    • Placed above or beside the form field
    • Short and succinct (1–3 words)
    • Written in sentence case (the first word capitalized, the rest lowercase)

    Do

    • Email address

    Don’t

    • What is your email address?

    Do

    • Phone number

    Don’t

    • My phone number is:

    Help text

    Help text provides extra guidance to people filling out a form field. This text is easy for people to ignore, so merchants should not need to depend on it to fill out a form. As with all forms, help text should be succinct and easy to read.