Required Form Fields: Where Should the Asterisk Go?

Here's a simple question, and one which I feel should have a definitive answer.

Assuming that an asterisk is the correct way to indicate a required field in a form, where should it go?

Should it be:

1. To the left of the label?


2. To the right of the label?


3. To the right of the required field?

Shouldn't there be one right answer to this question?

While I'm on the subject, should the asterisk be separated by a space from the label/field or should it immediately precede or follow it with no additional separation?

Posted on: August 26, 2008 | No comments

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