Archive for 'Forms'

Why Your Checkboxes Need to Have Label Tags

Why Your Checkboxes Need to Have Label Tags

When designers think about forms, they usually think about text fields and submit buttons. Checkboxes often get ignored because they aren’t used as often.

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Innovative Techniques to Simplify Sign Ups and Logins

Innovative Techniques to Simplify Sign Ups and Logins

There are many ways to design sign up and login forms. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. But understanding and applying a few innovative techniques could make your forms simpler and more efficient to fill out.

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Captchas vs. Spambots: Why the Slider Captcha Wins

Captchas vs. Spambots: Why the Slider Captcha Wins

Anyone who has a form on their website has seen their fair share of spam. Spam is a huge problem for site owners. It can cost businesses time and money. To fight spam, many sites put captchas on their forms.

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Best Practices for Modal Windows

Best Practices for Modal Windows

User interfaces use modal windows to alert or prompt users to action before they can complete task. When they’re used right, they can ease the user’s task.

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Why Modal Windows Have Killed Popup Windows

Why Modal Windows Have Killed Popup Windows

Users used to see popup windows everywhere on the web. Today, modal windows have taken its place. With modal windows dominating the web, popup windows are now a thing of the past.

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Search Combo Box: Displaying Popular Keywords

Search Combo Box: Displaying Popular Keywords

Most search boxes on websites allow users to search for information using keywords. But sometimes users might not have a keyword in mind to search for.

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How to Align Labels Inside Textboxes Correctly

How to Align Labels Inside Textboxes Correctly

There are different ways to align labels on forms. Designers either place them above or to the left of a textbox. But placing them inside the textbox was never much of a thought until now.

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Benefits of a Flush Search Box

Benefits of a Flush Search Box

Search boxes are starting to evolve for the better. What we have always seen before is the search field followed by a separating space and the button. Now what we’re starting to see now are search boxes that do away with the separating space.

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Why Long Forms Need Instant Field Validation

Why Long Forms Need Instant Field Validation

Everyone can make mistakes when it comes to filling out forms. The good news is that when users make a mistake, the form will tell them which field they made the mistake on so that the wrong information doesn’t get sent.

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Aligning Submit Buttons on Form Column Layouts

Aligning Submit Buttons on Form Column Layouts

The submit button is the last thing users see when they fill out your form. If they have trouble finding it, they could abandon your form, and you could lose that sign up.

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