Archive for 'Forms'

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 that it’s hard to remember the little details that make a site easier to use.

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Unified Calendar Widgets Help Users Pick Dates Faster

Unified Calendar Widgets Help Users Pick Dates Faster

Booking airline tickets is one of the most common online tasks. Every time users book a flight they have to use the calendar widget to pick a leave 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

There are many user interface elements you can put on a form. If you don’t know how to use them, you could make it hard for users to fill out your form. One element that’s often 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 a common age-old practice that’s 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 to most people. Users who sign up for your site are giving you their personal information. If you misuse their personal information, you could abuse their trust.

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Form Label Proximity: Right Aligned is Easier to Scan

Form Label Proximity: Right Aligned is Easier to Scan

Label alignment on forms is a serious issue. How you place labels next to fields can affect how users fill out your form. There are only three ways you can align labels to fields.

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A ‘Username or Email’ Field Helps Forgetful Users Log In

A ‘Username or Email’ Field Helps Forgetful Users Log In

Forgetting your username is like forgetting your keys and getting locked out of your house. It’s a frustrating experience in life, but a ‘username or email’ field can make it less frustrating online.

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Another Case for Using Top Aligned Form Labels

Another Case for Using Top Aligned Form Labels

By now, most designers should know that top aligned labels allow users to fill out forms faster than left aligned labels. This makes sense when you read and understand why and the research that verifies this fact.

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9 Things Designers Can Learn from Target’s Checkout Form

9 Things Designers Can Learn from Target’s Checkout Form

Target recently redesigned their website. While many have their own opinions about it, there a few positive things designers can learn from Target’s checkout form. At first glance it may not look like much, but once you dig deeper you’ll find a diamond in the rough.

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