Archive for 'Forms'

Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.

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Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Have you ever sent someone a message, read over it and realized that you made a few mistakes, or said something you didn’t mean to say? Users do this all the time and are left with embarrassment after they press the send button.

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Form Field Input Techniques to Prevent Garbage Output

Form Field Input Techniques to Prevent Garbage Output

A successful checkout form is not only one that gets filled out by many users, but also one that returns accurate and reliable user information to you. This can only happen if you design your checkout forms for quality input to prevent garbage output.

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Stop Duplicate Form Submissions with Progress Buttons

Stop Duplicate Form Submissions with Progress Buttons

Imagine a user placing an order on an e-commerce website. They get to the checkout page and accidentally click the “order” button twice. Now they just got billed twice for the same order.

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9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.

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How Travel Websites Can Make Their Calendars Faster

How Travel Websites Can Make Their Calendars Faster

Booking airline tickets is one of the most common tasks online. Every time users book a flight they have to use the awkward, outdated calendar widget to select their depart and return date.

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How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

Filling out web forms isn’t always an easy task. No matter how simple you make your form, users will make mistakes. When these mistakes happen, do your form error messages give users a feeling of worry or comfort?

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Stop Misusing Select Menus

Stop Misusing Select Menus

A form has many user interface elements. If you don’t know how to use them all properly, you could make filling out forms difficult for your users. One interface element that’s commonly misused is the select menu.

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Why Password Masking Can Hurt Your Sign Up Form

Why Password Masking Can Hurt Your Sign Up Form

Masking passwords is an age-old practice that’s commonly found on sign up and login forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching a glance of the user’s password.

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8 Reasons Users Don’t Fill Out Sign Up Forms

8 Reasons Users Don’t Fill Out Sign Up Forms

Signing up for a website is a big commitment for most people. Users that sign up for your website are giving their personal information and trust to you. If you misuse their personal information or violate their trust, you can upset your users.

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