Forms are generally used to retrieve user input such as text, selected radio button, selected checkboxes and actions like pushing a button

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How to display time consuming action?

we got the requirement to provide a function which could be time consuming when the rule has to be applied (up to several minutes). I would like to indicate what causes the performance issue. Some ...
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How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
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Any good suggestions to alert / remind user to save after editing field on a web page?

I have an asp.net-mvc site and a page that has a large number of editable fields table rows, etc that all can be edited. Because the page is quite long the save button often is not visible on the ...
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Email vs Mobile Number?

Which one are the most important? Email or mobile number? I've seen facebook do let user choose either to register to use mobile number or email. Any Ideas? Currently I'm doing registration for ...
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Having the user fill out a very long form

I am designing a website for a client and I'm faced with a challenge that I have not come across. I have to create a contact form that has around 20 fields and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Forms? One question at a time or the whole form on one page?

I am trying to create a command line interface for my website, I need to decide whether I should ask user to enter his details in a command line (Which makes it one field at a time) or should I pop up ...
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Is it wise to change the standard “Login / Sign In” text to something else?

I'm developing a mobile app for a client, and he keeps suggesting that instead of the conventional wording "Login" or "Sign In", we should use "Get Started" instead. I'm worried that the users might ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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Keyboard navigation through form with multiple tabs

To avoid any confusion, I am not talking about the tab key, I am talking about a form with tabs at the top that can be selected by clicking the tab or by pressing Ctrl+PageUp/Down. The latter is not ...
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Name, icon, and color of the button

I want to clear the text from the text box, what should be the button named as? what icon and color should the same button have? Thanks in advance.
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Making a two-column search form with multiple selectors and buttons more mobile-friendly

I was considering creating a single column layout for mobile version of the search form in this page: http://techjobs.me. For the mobile variant, I'd like to retain all of the existing form's features ...
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Is it okay to remind users about benefits and services of using my website (features) while they are completing “sign up” form?

Is it okay and not distracting to put some features beside a sign-up form? What's the best solution for a sign-up form like this? Please help I have translated the form for you to understand what ...
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Should I use a captcha in my sign up form?

I have created a sign up form for a job finding website: Should I add a captcha to separate humans from robots when registering for the site? What are its benefits and what effects could this have ...
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How to design form that requires users to validate email or phone number?

I'm trying to improve this form to make it a little more user friendly. The main area I'm trying to improve is the validation process. Right now, the form gets filled out on index page /, and the ...
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How to make a switch between a form and a text editor?

I'm making a platform where users can upload research results. They can upload these results in two different ways: with a form with multiple input fields and with a normal text editor. The mode with ...
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pattern for multiple doc upload

I have an application where a user needs to drag and drop attachments from their hard drive into the application; the application stores documents relating to building projects like floor plans, ...
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Showing legal disclaimers on submit

I've been asked to remove a legal disclaimer and "by clicking yes you accept...", from the bottom of a competition form. The suggestion has been to put all this information into a pop-up when ...
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How to let user know about different formats to enter a field in a form?

I'm designing an input field for IPv4 addresses and netmasks. My problem is that when you enter a IPv4 address with its netmask you can type "192.168.0.1/24" or you can type it like "192.168.0.1" and ...
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How to design a threshold input?

So I've got this fun little component I'm trying to put together. In this application users can set up a quality range which will be used to categorize objects based on where they fall on that range. ...
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Username or Email label for login form, assuming they're the same?

We are designing a new login screen for an enterprise app. If the username is the same as the user's email address registered with the system, would it be clearer to the user to call the field on ...
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Why do so many organizations collect first and last name on the sign up page?

Can anyone explain to me, why so many organizations collect your first and last name (rather than just your full name) on the sign up page?
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Alignment of input fields in a form with plain text

I have a details page containing a list of information and input fields at the same time. Sections are alternating between information and input fields. I am debating between the alignment of data. ...
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What is/are the best HTML form control(s) to capture exact and approximate dates

I'm currently using <input type="date"> to capture a date. However, a lot of users don't know the exact date but still want to record an approximate date. I want to encourage as high a degree ...
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Most appropriate UI for age range slider

We're creating a slider to allow users to select an 'age range'. The facility is to recruit users based on certain parameters. For example, I want users: Who live in the UK Is female Is aged ...
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Extended command button order

As far as I can tell from looking at a large number of Windows forms and dialogues, Microsoft uses the following pattern to dictate the order that their buttons appear: [Val- / Prev] [Val+ / Next] ...
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How do you deal with complex data entry, creating related records within a record within a record?

The database I am dealing with consists of objects that are related to each other in multiple (non-hierarchical) ways (documents, persons, places, events,...). To create a new record the user has to ...
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Is it standard practice to indicate on the form that Caps Lock is on?

In forms where certain input fields have case sensitive input data, is it an accepted or standard practice to indicate somewhere on the form that caps lock is on? I am thinking that this concept ...
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Would you get rid of Password field in sign-up form

Imagine this, you are signing-up for a product and you get asked the same old questions when creating an account(Name, email address etc) with the exception of a password. After you sign-up, an email ...
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When offering a choice of two items and selecting both is an option, is it better to use checkboxes or radio buttons?

Two options shown here. We can use both types. Both have pros & cons. Which one is better?
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Ideal control design for boolean flags?

So I've been tasked to find a way to "pretty up" an originally checkbox-based interface and in the process of doing so I've mocked up three designs (seen below). From top to bottom we've got a toggle, ...
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How to make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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Innovative methods for form input on mobile [closed]

Looking to have a form on mobile for scheduling an appointment (similar to registration form info), run in a webapp. Are there any better, innovative, more interesting methods to do a form on mobile? ...
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Is the “clear” button still necessary in a contact form?

I'm putting together a basic contact form for a standard business/company site. First name, last name, email, phone number and message. I was tempted to put a "clear" button to clear the form and I ...
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Flexible design for a general form facility

I'm designing a general form facility - so when a customer comes in and requires certain forms to be made, then our engineers have customizable tools to create a form for that customer. My design goal ...
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What's better UX design for a Contact Form? Modal Window or Dedicated Page? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what would be a better design in regards to User Experience for a contact form. Currently the contact form on my website is an overlay that pops up that a user can fill out and submit, ...
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Asking for relationship status

Forms made by and for the government that concern an individual or family/household often – usually in one of the first questions – ask for the family/relationship status of the applicant. The ...
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Flow vs. Wizard - web application

We have multi step business process (~10) with multiple long forms. We allow for partial save etc... We are considering whether to allow user to click the header to navigate the steps out of order or ...
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Is it good to automatically sign up a user if he doesnt have an account?

On some sites when you don't have an account and you are asked: Sign-in with gmail, or sign-in with facebook. When you click and your account isn't found, it automatically signs you up using the ...
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How should the Don't Know/Not Applicable option be handled in a Likert Scale?

I'm currently evaluating a form design that uses Likert scales questions but it is possible that the user hasn't interacted with the product yet and may not know enough to answer the questions. The ...
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What is the best UX for success and error messages? [closed]

I've seen this done a number of ways. The most common being a banner across the top of the page indicating success or failure. A few things I'm curious about... Should the banner appear at the top ...
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Should the focus be set on the first field on a mobile app registration form on screen load?

Should I set the focus to the first field on a registration form when the screen loads? This means that the keyboard is then in view and will obscure the rest of the form from the user. The ...
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Best way to display a long form with many dynamic questions

So I need to make a form with about 10 different inputs in it. Normally, I would put this on a single page and have the user scroll down. This seems like the easiest way to do it most of the time. But ...
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Is pagination appropriate for pages that are action oriented?

I've looked through all the results on this site that have to do with pagination, but they all seem to have to do with pages/results that have static information, so I'm not sure whether pagination is ...
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completion of multiple inspections at once

I have a form that allows an inspector to complete an inspection. Easy. But the inspector carries out lots of inspections and to save time will want to fill in bunch of common meta data and apply ...
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Overridable validations - displaying and handling overrides

We have a need to display validations - could be field validations or rule validations. Some of these validations can be overridden (i.e. the user can indicate that the particular field validation ...
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Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?

Someone came up with this proposed behavior recently and I haven't been able to find examples of services working the same way. I have to say I don't really like it, but can't put my finger on a ...
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Multi step flow (wizard) with long forms - partial save button

My multistep flow (wizard) has long forms. We allow users to save partially completed data and exit the flow. We also allow certain users to go to a specific form to edit that without getting into the ...
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Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages

I have a quoting form in which I want users to have the ability to add a discount. The discounts can be added as percentage or absolute values. My current design is a text field and a dropdown for ...
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Contact form placeholder [duplicate]

Is there any convention what to use as placeholder for contact forms? I came up with two possible options. One is using a fake name as placeholder, with a label on the side of the input. The other ...
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Is there any use case (except submitting a blurred input) when you can't do without visible SUBMIT button for a form?

I don’t want to waste limited screen space for duplicated elements, so I want to ask: can you imagine a situation when the client demands to see a visible SUBMIT/GO!/OK button that is placed somewhere ...