Considering putting labels infield top-aligned? You may want to read this first.
The law of proximity is one of the most straightforward of the visual perception principles to apply, yet poor implementation leads to a great number of hard-to-use forms.
In this article we’re going to look at every aspect of mandatory versus optional fields, including: what the two different types of fields are; how they should be indicated; and indeed whether there is a need to distinguish between the two field types at all.
How should elements be aligned on a form? This article provides some solid, evidence-based recommendations for an often hotly-debated topic.