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If you have two ways of creating an account, for example via facebook or by filling a form, should it be stressed that there are two options or not necessary? Here is an example form:

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Is it clear enough ? The target group are people who are using facebook almost everyday

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I agree with Daniel about the importance of the word "or". But also I guess you need to improve the layout thinking on "actions priorities"

The layout offer the option to create and account, login with facebook, login for existing users, remember pass... but, these actions have different priorities for you, I guess that:

  1. You prefer users to create a new account so you can collect all his data directly on your data base...
  2. If users don't want to do so you may offer the option to login with facebook, so you can collect some data using facebook connect.
  3. Finally you have an option for your current users to login, they already know what to do so you don't need to make this option as visible as the others.

*It seems that you are planning to add the login on other screen so you don't need the forgot password link here, I suggest to delete it.

Thinking on this I suggest something like:

OPTION 1 - To keep login on separate page:

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OPTION 1 - To add login option on the same page:

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  • I may be wrong on priorities but they exist so if your preffer feature facebook login just play with possitions and sizes to emphasize what you want.

:) Hope it will be useful!

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thank you very much for your answer. Just a point, actually I prefer much more that user creates account via facebook :) Of course it is not important and your answer is awesome. I have changed it to accepted answer. –  mkk Aug 23 '11 at 20:00
    
+1, I liked (the first) option 1. –  johnny Aug 24 '11 at 5:42
    
Thanks mkk! I'm happy to help you :) –  Kulyn Aug 24 '11 at 6:23
    
Johnny I agree, first option is my favorite one ;) –  Kulyn Aug 24 '11 at 6:24
    
"Create and account"? Please get it right... I cringe. (Also at "Login your account".) –  Chris Morgan Aug 25 '11 at 13:11
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I agree with both answers but at a minimum you need an OR between the two options, else it's just confusing.

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If the demographic that you're targeting is likely to be familiar with the "Sign up with Facebook" option, this is pretty clear. The only change I would make is to add the word "OR"... as in:

[Sign up with Facebook]

or Create New Account:

...

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