DES 2.5 Create a logical tab order through the page

Some people navigate through pages using the tab key rather than the mouse. You must ensure that the order that page elements are presented is logical and gives a similar experience to that which would be obtained visually.

  • Try to ensure that the default tab order is the most logical route:
    • To an extent, this will be dictated by your design;
    • The default order is the order that elements appear in the underlying code that makes the page - specify the order if it is not clear from the design itself.

Normal tab order in tables is row by row