Archive for 'Forms'

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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New Form Techniques Proven to Save Time and Money

New Form Techniques Proven to Save Time and Money

Filling out forms are painful when they’re time-consuming. A form that’s efficient to fill out can save users time. But it can also save companies a lot of money.

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Danger of Putting Login Fields on the Home Page

Danger of Putting Login Fields on the Home Page

What happens when a website puts their login fields in the upper corner of the home page? Users can easily mistake the login fields for a site search box and get confused.

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3 Ways to Make Checkboxes, Radio Buttons Easier to Click

3 Ways to Make Checkboxes, Radio Buttons Easier to Click

Checkboxes and radio buttons are an essential part of forms. But most of the time, they’re not easy to click. This is because their click targets are small. The smaller a click target is, the more difficult it is to click it.

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Why Users Fill Out Forms Faster with Unified Text Fields

Why Users Fill Out Forms Faster with Unified Text Fields

Nothing turns users off more than a long and complicated form. There are many ways designers can simplify their forms to make them faster and easier to fill out.

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Store Locator Forms Simplified to One Text Field

Store Locator Forms Simplified to One Text Field

Users use forms to do many things. Finding a local store to shop at is one thing that should take them little time and effort to do. However, most store locator forms are hard to use and take up too much time.

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Why Your Form Help Tips Should Open on Mouse Hover

Why Your Form Help Tips Should Open on Mouse Hover

Imagine a user who is filling out your form to buy your product. They suddenly run into a field that they have a question about. The good news is that you have a help tip next to the field to answer their question.

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