Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons

Jakob Nielsen offers some excellent advice on the use of checkboxes and radio buttons in his September 27 Alertbox, Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons. This is something that many web designers really need to learn how to do correctly. Forms would be so much easier to use if everybody would follow the simple guidelines in this article.

Posted on September 27, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability


  1. As Jacob is not an great hacker ;) he did not code the article very well.

    I would also recomend this article over at for better coding tips on forms etc.

  2. September 28, 2004 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Right. The markup at is not too hot.

    That article series is a good one. A couple of others are Better Accessible Forms and Creating Accessible Forms .

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