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 a message and realized that you made a mistake? Users do this all the time and are left with regret and embarrassment after they press the send button.

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Form Field Techniques to Control User Input

Form Field Techniques to Control User Input

An effective form is not only one that users fill out, but also one that returns the desired information. For this to happen, you have to control user 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.

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

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A Unified Calendar Widget for Picking Date Ranges

A Unified Calendar Widget for Picking Date Ranges

Booking an airline ticket is one of the most common online tasks. Every time users book a flight they have to use the calendar picker 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 forms isn’t always an easy task. No matter how simple you make it, users will make mistakes. 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 use on a form. If you don’t know which ones you should use, you could make your form hard to fill out. 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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