User testing shows that users get stumped by the form validation in UW, and have to do a fair amount of tracking to debug the form, especially when dealing with multiple files.
A couple of ideas to consider:
- Trevor's suggestion: Having a consistently aligned marker (arrow, icon, or otherwise) which can be used to more quickly vertically scan for issues in the form.
- Perhaps focus the first field that has validation issues. The jump inside the form might cause its own problems, but given that an error could be anywhere in a very long form, combined with markers, this might make it more straightforward to start scanning from the place where the first issue occurs.