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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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 ...
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What is the best way to handle a form with a Start Date and End Date?

What is the best way to handle a form with a Start Date and End Date? When selecting a Start Date greater than an End Date, which of the following is the best approach: Highlight the Start Date as ...
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Ecommerce site that needs fairly precise physical address to show availability

Imagine an ecommerce site which must know the user's location in order to check the availability of items. Unfortunately, it cannot have a first guess with IPs, because the availability can change ...
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How to display a large quantity of (read-only) fields?

I have a page in a site I'm working on that requires we show the user a large amount of field information when the user requests it. This is an account information page, so will list their personal ...
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How to accomodate and/or with brackets in field filtering system

I am building a filtering system for a report and am trying to find a way to incorporate and/or logic when both are to be mixed. In essence, a very simple filter might be: Select field 1 from table ...
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Best UI for an school attendance mobile web app

I have never designed user interface before. And I have very little experience with front end technologies. This is my first opportunity where I have to make an interface for a mobie web app where the ...
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Should help-text be above or below the input?

There are many frameworks that support some variant of "help text", that is text which supplements the heading, label and placeholder. It's often used to give a brief description of the purpose of the ...
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Are mathematical symbols easier to understand than text?

I'm creating a dialog and presenting a list of mathematical comparison options to choose from. e.g. [attribute] [>] [value] I'm wondering if there's any research as to whether it's more intuitive to ...
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Multi-page form with lots of fields - displaying validation messages

We have a multipage web application (a flow with lots of forms). The forms have lot of fields. Our client wants us to validate the fields on "Next" but allow the user to continue. This introduces a ...
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Related information or different information on the right

I am looking at designing a information sheet that will 99% of the time be printed out. I am scratching my head a little over a simple choice I have. Thinking about it there are three main layout ...
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ebook download - automatic download or button to download on confirmation page?

I have a site at work that is offering a free ebook download after submitting a form. Right now the process is as follows: Click the “download this ebook” button that takes you to the ebook ...
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How to tackle a form with 50+ fields?

(I'm not 100% sure this is the place I should be posting this but I do need help on the UI part of the problem) We have an ASP.Net MVC5 application. It has one page for profile information and that ...
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Best way to set up reporting/flagging interface

I'm building a website where users review courses. I want to set up an interface so that users can report/flag reviews for objectionable content. Administrators will then have an interfacee where they ...
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Report/SQL Builder - Nested conditions

I'm working on a project which will let a user create reports by building up numerous rules, so they can see the data they're interested in. The UI needs to be powerful yet simple. The Balsamiq's ...
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Registration Forms: One Long Form vs Many Short Forms. Who wins? [duplicate]

The answers I've seen to this question all have to do with the Wizard Pattern. Sure this works for some people, but When it comes down to it, whether you are hand-holding or not. I'd like to know ...
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What is the best way to design a date/time picker that requires an input for minutes and seconds?

I’m working on a Date/Time picker that I’d to get feedback on. See my 2 ideas below. This design is based off of Google Cal. (I know Google throws a lot of $$$ at UX so I figured this would be a good ...
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form save progress indication

In our app, when you save/submit a form, two things happen submit button greys out(becomes disabled) there's a progress bar running at the top of the page(similar to medium.com), which is an ...
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what time use : in form [duplicate]

In my form I have lable and cross it Textbox . like as > FirstName : TextBox or Sex : RadioButton my coworker says :cant use : because its not accepted from UX .
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Cleanest method for images in form

I have a editable page that acts as a form, and was wondering how to incorporate images into it. Currently, it looks like this: Clicking on the spriteId or name fields that have a darker background ...
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Should disabled elements ever have pointer events?

Modern browsers have a CSS property called pointer-events which has a possible value of none. This value makes it so that no JavaScript listeners nor CSS pseudo classes fired by events (:hover, ...
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Are forms with infield top aligned labels better than left aligned forms that provide a clear scan line?

This article came out a couple of days ago about infield top aligned labels. http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-infield-top-aligned-form-labels-are-quickest-to-scan/ I like the infield top aligned ...