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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 elements to choose from when designing a form. If you choose the wrong one, you could confuse users. 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 Decreases Login Lock Outs

A “Username or Email” Field Decreases Login Lock Outs

Forgetting your username is like forgetting your keys and getting locked out. It’s a frustrating experience, but a flexible username field can make it easier.

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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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Using Keystroke-Level Model to Save Time on Forms

Using Keystroke-Level Model to Save Time on Forms

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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