Where to put the buttons on forms? There seem to be endless discussions:
- Does ‘submit’ or ‘send’ or ‘OK’ go to the left or right of ‘cancel’?
- Does ‘next’ go to the left or right of ‘previous’?
My views are:
- put the primary action button under the left-hand edge of the final text entry box
- position the ‘previous’ button to the left of the primary action button
In this talk at the Information Design Conference 2012, I discussed three research studies that contributed to my advice.
(I also wrote an article on basic best practices for buttons, published a shortly after).