Field vs. text box?

Subject: Field vs. text box?
From: DaveC <peninsula -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 12:49:06 -0800

The term "Field" -- as relates to a place on a web page where users are asked to fill in name, address, etc. -- when writing for *very* basic (inexperienced) Internet users, would "text box" be more appropriate?

Anyone who's used a computer for more than a few months is used to the term "field," but my fear is that *very* naive beginners may stare at the screen looking for green grass, or golden grain, or something.

Am I micromanaging the user's experience? Are my concerns valid?

Dave Carpenter


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