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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Best type of UX for a asking visitors on a site a question?

I am trying to design a UX that allows random visitors on a website to quickly give us information about what books they/their child are reading in school. The site itself is a company that provides ...
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Why are most social media web forms on the right hand side of the page now?

I am doing research into social media sites, and one thing I have noticed is that most of the main players in the social media and communication world (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Google) ...
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Best controls for nesting items

I am trying to develop a page editing backend, and one of my problems is about how to let the user choose where to nest the page he/she is editing. My boss came up with this solution: download ...
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How to display dynamic labels

Not sure 'dynamic labels' is even the best name for it. Example (mockup below): Think of a simple address including an input field for phone numbers. The phone number could be landline or mobile. ...
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Form builder that allows dynamic flow based on answers

I'm working on a project where we need to create a form builder that allows nesting of follow up questions based on a questions answer. Currently we're thinking of a treeview that allows dragging and ...
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Long pages vs more pages

We're developing a form which may have a variable number of follow-up questions (based on user answers to an earlier question). Depending on user response, there could be between 0-13 follow-ups. We ...
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Multiple selection in an iOS picker view

The iOS SDK doesn't have a multiple selection picker view. However Safari's picker view allows multiple selection. Fortunately ALPickerView was created to allow multiple selection in a picker view. Is ...
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Which is the best way to limit textarea or wysiwyg content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Character limits on fields - pros and cons and best practices? I have one section where user can enter only 140 characters. What is the best approach from below options ...
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When the instructions are “check all that apply,” should there be a “none” checkbox?

I frequently see surveys with multiple-select questions that tell the user "check all that apply," and have a final checkbox for "none of the above." Is there any evidence or expert opinion as to ...
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How to decide if auto-focus on search makes sense for the site?

I have code reference site ( QueryPosts.com ) that is largely search-centric and has prominent search form in sticky top bar. It has been suggested (and I considered it myself before) that search ...
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Sign-up: Does the “confirm email” field work?

How many people sign up with a wrong (mistyped) email address when: you have a "confirm email" field you don't have a "confirm email" field There is a very similar question on ux.se but it doesn't ...
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How to represent a form on a CMS admin panel page that deals with creating/editing multilingual fields

I've had some experience with creating multilingual web sites and their admin panels. I am now in the search of the ultimate way to represent multilingual fields. I'm not trying to satisfy a ceratain ...
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Best way to include multiple upload fields in crowded form?

Context: I'm working on a four step form, each step has between 4 to 10 input elements of various types, from text fields to dropdowns and checkboxes. I've managed to keep it gradual and easy so the ...
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Taking input from user on the homepage

I have a side project and I have made a simple homepage with a form where I need: user's email address some keywords which they are interested in. I am noticing a problem here, people confuse ...
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Choice of form fields: Functional of visual driven?

I'm developing sort of a form editor where the user can build a form. The user clicks on a button with an icon of a form field and the form field is added to the form. I'm wondering what's the best ...
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Order of fields in contact forms

I'm looking for evidence to support changing order of fields in various contact forms. The first is a general form with: Enquiry details - textarea Where did you hear about us? - textarea ...
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Does the content of the HTML5 placeholder attribute affect usability?

When using the placeholder attribute in HTML5 has there been any research into how the content of the placeholder affects the usability of the form? I'm thinking specifically about using the ...
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Form layout. Vertical Labels vs Horizontal Labels. Images inside

After reading http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1502 and http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2006/07/label-placement-in-forms.php Placing labels above input fields is preferable, but if you choose to ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
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Combobox-clutter… how to solve?

I'm involved in the fixing of an Online Dating Service. They have a registration form (all fields required), and 11 fields out of 16 are comboboxes. The fields are (in order, with comboboxes in ...
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How best to represent the addition to / presence of pairs?

I'm currently designing a dashboard that allows a user to manage ANDSF policies. The Policy model allows for a number of start time/end time pairs to be added to it. Currently, policies are created ...
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Inline editing vs Edit view

I've seen this question asked a few times, but none that relate to my particular scenario. I'm working on a large, complex UI that involves many user types. For this screen, there are 4 types of ...
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Conditional forms and disabling input fields?

I'm working on some forms that I see as complex. Step 1: 3 radio buttons (a, b, c) Step 2: 2 radio buttons (yes, no) Step 3: input fields, amount varies based on the combination of step 1 & step ...
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What's used more to submit a search, enter or submit button?

There must be data out there about this. Do more people just hit enter after their search term or do they hit the "Search/Submit" button?
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What is best practice for data protection on a registration form?

This is in part a UX and a legal (UK) question. Is there a best practice in terms of opt in statements for data protection for registration. I have had our CRM team suggest that we should include ...
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Form with scores and question weights

I have been tasked of designing a form which has X amount of set questions the customer can pick in a back end software. Each question has a point against it (which can be defined) and to complete the ...
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What's the best way to arrange a large number of filters?

I'm building a page that allows users to select "Accounts" in an enterprise software system (Salesforce.com). At first there were only three filters and positioning them all horizontally worked ...
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What fields to drop from the registration form?

Our current registration form is too long and some fields should be omitted. All of these look important except 'Tell us something about yourself.' Currently used fields are: User Password Company ...
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Best UI element type and location for password retrieval on login form

I have currently the login form shown below and I'd like to add a UI element that the user can click in order to retrieve their fogotten password. However I'm not sure what element to use and where ...
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Role management with Parameters

I am currently developing a User management Form. Each User can be assigned to multiple Roles. I would create this as 2 Listboxes with one showing all selected Roles and the other all unselected ...
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Combining text entry and drop down functionality

In a complex data entry app I am trying to minimise the amount of stuff on screen. So I considered combining text entry and drop down into a single element. So the user can either select from the ...
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Data to reinforce the 'large login form fields' style?

We're working on a site that requires the user to login to use. We designed a sparse login page with a large login form. Akin to Gmail: This seems to be the trend as of late. And it makes sense for ...
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Download Options from a Lightbox

I have a web application that has a faceted search feature, that will filter results in realtime based on search criteria. In order to allow the user to easily view each item in the results without ...
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Unifying Search and Browse

I am working on a part of a website right now. Let's just call it a Map for now. Every user has a map, which displays his or her interests as images in a grid. Quite obviously, the user can add or ...
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Should confirm email links autologin if the user is not logged in?

I am working on a system where the administrator can configure the following behaviour for email addresses: Allow users to attach multiple email addresses to their account (just like Facebook and ...
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Checkbox vs. menu

I am building a calculator where the user must choose if has has a hybrid car or not. I was wondering which is better a checkbox - where you check if you have one. or a menu with yes/no ...
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Should I use two steps or one when users change password?

I currently have a page dedicated to changing passwords. There are 2 options: A 2 step option: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups download bmml ...
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What direction do people read in when reading lists of checkboxes/radio buttons?

I have a list (quite a long one) of checkboxes. Some will be checked by default, and I'd like to put those first. So I'm wondering which direction is more frequent when reading / completing them, to ...
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What is best practice for designing form error messages?

I've seen quite a lot of research on form design, but so far, I haven't come across any studies on error message design best practices. The only piece of advice seems to be that each error should ...
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show password user experience

I have an email and password field on the sign up form. A password rule text and a show password checkbox appear below the password field. The rules for showing the div containing password hint text ...
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Positioning a secondary button within a form group with fields of varying widths

I have a simple form like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The SMTP settings have a bunch of fields, so the field group is quite long. Some fields have ...
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Managing CRUD operations in a tree

I'm using a tree view in my web application to present the administrator a way of managing entities in the system. So far I had to deal with simple entities that require only a name that is way i ...
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How can I design a matrix that allows users to rate items in two or more categories?

Does anyone know a good way to show a double matrix question? For example where you need to rate stuff in 2 categorie!s (or more). Ive attached an example of what we came up with so far. The problem ...
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Why do sites with a single sign-on system redirect to a login screen?

Why do sites such as Google / Youtube have a redirect to a login screen for their Single Sign-On systems. Is this an industry practice?
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Floating submit/cancel buttons

I have a form in the system I am currently working on which loads in a dialogue window within the system. The form is about 3 times the length of the window it shows in, which obviously scrolls. I ...
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Should “Like us on Facebook” be a required field on a form?

I came across a Facebook app/tab for a brand that required that the person Like the brand before being able to submit the form. I'm used to normal "like-gates" in which a splash screen is shown saying ...
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How can I deal with diverse gender identities in user profiles?

I'm trying to work out the wording for (preferably) a gender dropdown in a user profile of a site I'm working on. I want to be inclusive of people who don't gender orient to either male or female ( ...
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Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?

I am re-designing a multi-page web form that currently contains 'back' and 'continue' buttons. I am wondering -- is the 'back' button necessary? If the user wants to go back, they will know to use ...
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Large Screen - save button position - multiple forms

I have an application built for 1920 width screen. Stacked side by side there are forms that can be edited independently of editing the others, or user can edit all of them at once. Should I have ...