Can someone who is really experienced with website interface testing clear some of the following little points for me?
-What is the standard for main headings, on pages that contain forms such as creating user profile etc(regardless of what the client requirements are)? I need to know if all caps is considered more professional, or only first letter of each word Capital.
-Is it considered alright to place messages such as "Fill out the following form" as heading in the center of the page? Or is it better to place them aligned left (in simplest of the situations), with a normal text size.
I know these questions are some what out of context, but I need to get them cleared to be confident the next time I report such issues.
Thanks in advance.
ps: PLease provide me with some information if there are already agreed upon standards for such things. A link or some article would do.
Re: Cosmetics Issue Regarding Headings in Websites
A title heading on a web site is usually similar to a title on a book. So you may have a section labeled "Testing on the Main Section" or "Contact Us" (if your from the U.S., I would suggest just picking up a standard English book or business communication book...otherwise it may be different for different countries)
As for your second question about is it alright to use "Fill out the following form", personal opinion would say that this should be left justified as either normal or bold text with the standard font size. This is more of an instruction than a heading. The heading should be some like "Job Application" or "Contact Us"