Placing Buttons on a Submit Form

The other day Dana was busy exploring new treatments for the buttons for our offer wizard and Leo found this very relevant article on the subject, Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms which explores the subject using eye tracking tests:

While the primary goal of most Web form designs is to get people through a form as quickly and painlessly as possible, there are situations where slowing people down is advisable. When choosing between primary and secondary actions, visual distinctions are a useful method for helping people make good choices.

Looks like LukeW has lots of other form design articles if you’re interested.