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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 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 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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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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