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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edit & save buttons - do I need them? where to place them?

I'm designing a simple app for the Android platform. I have a page with some data, this page can be reached by two options: create new page- input fields are empty edit existing page- input fields ...
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What is a popular method to show that a form is/has been successfully submitted?

When the user clicks a button to submit a form is there a popular way to give the user instant feedback that the form has been submitted? (other than them looking at browser tab and seeing a spinner ...
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How to design for optional extras which are conditionally available?

We have an online app for flower deliveries. For any given order the customer can specify a delivery date, and two more options. If the floral arrangement is to be delivered today (and the order is ...
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Should edit details form be in a modal dialog or directly on the page?

I'm building a site that users can login and register on and on the Account Page I am implementing the Edit Details form. My question is, what would be best: the form be right in the page or in a pop ...
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Slider-less time selection.

I'm using the default datetime picker with rails. I'm mainly focusing on the time aspect of this because for my purposes the day will rarely ever be changed. I'm looking for some sort of way to make ...
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Preventing blur (or forcing focus) on invalid form input

Let's say you're in a form and you just forgot to enter .com at the end of your email addy. You tab or click into the next input, but the input turns red and an error pops up saying you have an ...
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Merging firstname/last name into one field

I am entertaining the notion of a single field for name entry on our scheduling web app. I think this is an excellent case for a "forgiving format" to make it easy to enter their names quickly. I ...
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When exactly is a CAPTCHA system a good idea?

While I understand this is probably a very broad question, I'm trying to figure out exactly when adding a CAPTCHA becomes a necessary requirement for a site. I get the sense a lot of clients ask me to ...
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Best ux design for “add row” to enter multiple values

Ive seen this following method on Xing that allows multiple entries of unknown limit: I want a better way, since the + and - look confusing i sometimes get confused myself, in addition the ...
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Should I allow users to select a valid but disqualifying option?

I'm working on an application form where a user must be 18 years or older to apply. Should users be able to select years that would equate to them being younger than 18 or should I remove them from ...
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Wizard for a process that can be exited and re-entered?

We are redesigning a 5 step repetitive process for some web software. Normally for a step-by-step process I would like to use a wizard but to me it implies the process must be complete in one sitting ...
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Get user Birth location

So i need to get the exact location of where a person was born. Currently, I have two maps on a page and an input field. So you can basically use either one. Right now the top map is a view of the ...
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What's the Best Placement for Save/Cancel Buttons on Very Long Forms?

I have a big project creation form having atleast having 30-40 fields where i have already grouped the relevant fields as a set(splitting into 3 columns) with proper headers, but still i have a long ...
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Join beta/sign up as one form

I have a bit of a problem. I'm working on an iPhone app landing page and was wondering what would be the best way to combine the "join beta" and "sign up form" as one. Btw "Preferred Platform" has ...
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company email vs company field + email field

In an attempt to reduce to the very minimal the number of fields for a user to register to our services I am wondering whether to replace the fields company and email with only one "company's email". ...
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Design large web form for entry mode

At my company I am developing and designing a web app(one man effort :( ) for entering data for a directory , basically the directory structure is as follows : Categories -> Offices (>=1) ...
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Taking payment from a card, how much help is needed?

I've noticed more recently the reduced amount of hints and help on card payment forms. Some are only offering help for CV2 code (the 3 digit one on the back). My question is... Has payment ...
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Design patterns for Complex Financial forms.?

I have a very big financial form of a budget, where it has lot of information spread across months of a year or future years. To just give you guys some background, budget is created for every year ...
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Modern approach to textarea (or alternatives)

For a simple text editor for longer articles I am looking for advice and inspiration on programming/designing a minimalistic and modern textarea (which does not necessarily have to use the tag) ...
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Best way to show historical information of form fields?

I have a form where i have fields(15-30) of various types textbox/radio/checkbox/select. Now i have to show the historical information of all the fields. Right now, i handling it by providing a icon ...
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(One to many) to many form?

What is a good pattern for displaying a form with a One-to-many-to-many relationship in a web form for data entry? One parent element (a case - 15 data fields) One or more 2nd level elements ...
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Using country flags with currencies?

We are considering incorporating national flags into a currency selector, alongside ISO currency codes, like this: We are well aware we should not use flags for selecting languages because there ...
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Where and when to show currency symbols for TextFields containing currency?

How should I design a form that is easy to use and understand that has a few textfields for currency? Should the currency symbol be put outside or in the textfield? One variant is to show the ...
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Tag form interface

This is my form: I need some help because i have no experience with web interfaces. I would like it to be estethically pleasant without taking too much space (it's rendered several times for every ...
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Signup form on front page?

Will you get more signups if you put the signup form on the front page or on another page that users access via a link on the front page? Form on the front page might make it a bit cluttered - I'm ...
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Instant field validation

When filling in a very long form which has instant field validation (and required fields are marked with an asterisk), should validation take place if user focuses the field and without typing ...
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Any alternative text labels for a “Race/Ethnicity” dropdown? [closed]

The phrase 'Race/Ethnicity' or "Race/Ethnic Origin" is used throughout various data reporting. It just looks so odd with a '/' slash. Any alternatives? Here are a few examples of the slash in 'real ...
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What should be maximum and minimum length of persons User Name & Password? [closed]

I am wondering because I am trying to make sure that person have right amount of spaces for their user name. User Name and Password are security measures and should not be easy to guess. I have fixed ...
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Best way to show field Level History for form fields

I have a form showing financial information of a project in a web app. My client wants to capture the history of all the fields in the form. The problem here is: form is having fileds count of 100-300 ...
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Date of birth input… best approach? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Most User-Friendly Form Fields for Entering Date/Time? Whats the best way to display DOB form fields? Entering your date of birth into a form should be straight ...
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For required fields, should we add the red asterisk before or after the field label?

Should we add red asterisk before or after the label of required fields, i.e., to the left or the right of the field name? My boss prefers to add the asterisk before the labels, but I like to add them ...
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Validating wizard-style form

I have a long sign up form with 16 fields. I've split that form into 3 steps by data category. User navigates through steps by pressing Back/Forward buttons. How should I approach the field ...
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What's the Best Interface for Entering Canadian Postal Codes on a Smartphone Keyboard?

Typical smartphone keyboards are modal. There is usually a basic QWERTY/Basic punctuation keyboard by default that can be switched to numeric/extended punctuation mode. This works reasonably well ...
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Force Directed graph for visualizing hierarchical forms Bad Idea?

Currently we got lots of forms which we realize using Tree-view. Person clicks the tree node and a forms we designed for that opens in page aside the tree-view(Using the tree-view because there is ...
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Name for specific search form type for automobile sites

I'm doing a research on web search usability and interface design for search. I already have a website to exemplify, which is a sort of search engine for cars. The search form is important in the ...
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Saved Form destination: display entered data or return to origin?

OK--you've filled out a form and submitted your form data. Let's say the form is a service you're adding to a case for a customer. You are a customer service rep, and you took a call from a ...
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What is the benefit of fixed security questions?

Many sites/services seem to make use of a security question as a way of accessing an account if you lose your password or email access. As an example, Facebook uses this form: There isn't a ...
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Swapping between different responses to a form question so that both outcomes can be viewed

I have a site where at one step in the wizard the user has to make a choice between one option or another. Once they've made this choice the form fields and resulting information are specific to that ...
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Optional Comments on Saving

Maybe I'm crazy, but every UI mockup I seem to get passed to me, I end up ripping apart. And in the end, my suggestions are often shot down. We end up creating UI's with what I consider to be a ...
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Best way to handle mobile website terms and conditions?

A form I am optimising for mobile has specific references to terms and conditions in numerous times (not just at the end usual checkbox, for example "We need this detail to sometimes contact you, read ...
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Is there evidence or rule in UX against showing tabs within wizard steps for forms?

Is there evidence or rule in UX against showing tabs within wizard steps for forms? For e.g If there is a 4 step process and it needs to be brought down to 3 steps, we are thinking of combining 2 ...
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Forgotten Passwords - is there a real benefit to asking for memorable password hints on signup?

On several signup forms I see fields such as "Choose your Memorable Password Question". Is this actually benifical nowadays? Surely a more secure method if someone forgets their password is to build a ...
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Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?

Previous title: Default behavior of HTML “radio” inputs: Did they get it wrong? In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple ...
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Form Design with fifty search criteria

I am working on a search screen which has 50 fields having the following types of controls. Also one more problem is user can choose any one of the search criteria that can still fetch the results. ...
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Date input on mobile devices

I am designing a web form optimised for touchscreen mobile browsers, one of those fields is a date of birth entry. On the web form it is currently split into 3 select boxes (one for day, month and ...
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Predefined phone number on а mobile form

User fills out a form on mobile site (not app). Is it possible to predefine his mobile phone number in the form?
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Enter your email below and we will contact you

My client wants a page in which the following text appears: "Enter your email below and We will contact you" It's then followed by a textfield (to write the email address) and a button to submit ...
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Form auto completion and button placement

I have a form which represents a book, the user enters the title, authors, publication year, etc... We have a feature which will auto-complete the entire book if the user enters enough info for us to ...
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Best practice: card expiry date on checkout

What is the best format for gathering the card expiry data during the checkout process on an eCommerce website? So we need to collect the month of expiry and the date of expiry (as standard on all ...
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Is there a best practice for attaching zero or more records to a parent item?

Things I need to do: display a list of items related to a parent item (contacts on a quote) be able to remove an item from its list (remove contact from quote but not delete contact) be able to edit ...