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 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 ...
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Drag and Drop vs Double Click behavior

I'm working on a web application for a client which is essentially an inventory management system for a shipping/warehousing entity. One vital part of the system is the ability to add products to a ...
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How to balance formality against ease and friendliness for electronic signatures?

We have some legal forms we would like entrants to sign before and/or after participating in contests and sweepstakes conducted on our websites. (We authenticate before any of this, so we'll know ...
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Presenting conditional form elements in a complex scenario

I am currently building an interface for creating user accounts within a system. This interface is to be used by system administrators. I am currently unsure as to what's the best way to present the ...
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How to handle a complicated registration process

Ok so it is a bit complicated ... bear with me In my web application, I have something called "Office" and it has many "Employees". An "Employee" can not exist without an "Office". So in my current ...
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Nested Creation Forms

This question is about how to create objects in a relational database without a ton of popups. I'm working on a web app that has forms within forms. That is, you can create linked objects within the ...
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2 different sort forms next to each other

Right now, on my site tindie, I have 2 sort forms next to each other (one for sorting products by price & popularity, the other for sorting items that can be shipped to your country). This just ...
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Alternative to checkboxes for signup form?

I am designing a simple signup form that asks the user for their email address and then allows them to self-identify as a certain type of user (optionally) before submitting. I.e. the user is signing ...
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Designing a “create” UI for a complex “object” in a system

I am currently working on designing an interface for creating accounts in a web application. Note that this interface is to be used by the administator to create accounts and will not be used for ...
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Should the “reset” option be a button or a link in crm?

I'm having to make the page as it was in the initial state, and this includes having a form reset link or button. Should the reset be a button or a link?
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Windows Forms Best Practices [closed]

What are the best practices for enhancing the user-experience on forms on Windows, including usability, efficiency, design and effectiveness, and would you suggest that the operating environment of a ...
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Inventory management screen

Here IMAGE is the settings screen for my application.(desktop). This screen is for categories and product management for a pos system for cafe/bar. I am not a designer not a ux specialist. The gray ...
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Long web forms - for Data Entry power users

I'm currently looking at a designing a VERY large webform which users will spend a lot of their day inputting data into. A few notes: This is basically data entry. These are power users, so ...
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Sign up button disabled by default - Best practice?

I would like to know what the best practices in the web are for Sign up button on HTML Forms. Currently the site I'm working on has a design in which Sign up is disabled by default and is enabled when ...
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Required and Optional Fields [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to highlight a Required field on a web form before submission? What do we need to mark fields as optional or required in a form? Are there any ...
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Choosing from a list of options and preserving order

We have a listing of topics and would like users to be able to choose three topics from the list and would also like to preserve the order in which the topics are chosen. Using three <select>s ...
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ZIP input or ZIP+4

I see that some site forms use the ZIP+4 method of an input, while others just use ZIP. How often do people actually know their ZIP+4? Also, what companies really benefit from this or require it? Just ...
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Should users be allowed to enter a date outside an age restriction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I allow users to select a valid but disqualifying option? If you have an age restriction to use your web service should the users be able to input birthday ...
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Are verbs necessary on field labels for a survey?

This is slightly different than this question regarding a small form. I have a multi-page survey that can take up to 10 minutes to complete. Right now, all of our prompts start with verbs, but I feel ...
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What is the best approach to labelling text input fields on smartphone application forms?

Platform: iOS. Must be able to run on all (probably most) iphone devices. As part of a smartphone application design, I am currently designing an "event creation" form, originally implemented in a ...
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What are good patterns for 'Select Existing or Create New' use cases?

I have a scenario in an appointment booking web applicaiton, where there is a form, where I need users to be able to search for previous clientele, and if they are not found, have the option of ...
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How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three

I am having a form where I want the user to fill in one text field out of 3. These 3 fields are used to identify other clients in different ways (Phone number, Email or Name). The last text field is a ...
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What are the best practices for designing quote request forms in the insurance industry? [closed]

Can any of you suggest studies, usability test results and patterns for best insurance quote forms? How is this different from ecommerce checkouts or does much of the research around this also apply? ...
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Multiple forms on a single screen

I have about 5 sets of forms to be filled up by the user, one by one. Most of the fields in these set of forms are mandatory so it is obvious that the user has to check out all these 5 forms. Now I ...
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Alternatives to selecting valid value from a list of items

I have a screen in Winforms where the users select a possible value from the right to the area on the left as shown. Both the sides are listview with category group headers. When the user wants to ...
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Discard Changes/Cancel behaviour in a web app

I have a web app that allows multi-tasking. If the user is on a page and has made changes, on navigating to a different page, the previous page is added to a list of tasks, which he can then revisit ...
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Should we warn the user that data will lost immediately or during saving?

I have an interface for managing account fields in a web app like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The premise is simple: Fields are of 2 types (public ...
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Data Entry Add Compare Confirm

Looking for some feedback on if there is a well known approach for this. Please note that my graphics are just for example and look much worse in the actual application. A user has the authorization ...
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Submit button on top of the long form

For example user have Options page with long form in it. The most popular options are often on the top of the form, so user is changing them and have to scroll to the bottom of the form to hit ...
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Layout for adding one or more contacts to a record

The context: The user is creating a client record. Against each record their could be one or more contacts (people) provided. Often this will be adding 1 or 2 but could sometimes be up to 5-10. The ...
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Default background for a chat widget [closed]

my team and i are developing a chat widget where users can customize the color eventually but what would be a good default background color in terms of user experience. right now, im thinking just ...
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What is the best practice for “save” function on applications?

I'm helping to pull together UI/UX best practices document for my company, and we have discussion on the "save" function for applications and multi-page webs forms from which a user could leave and ...
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Single checkbox or yes/no radio button

For the form items below, which interface control is the best option? A single checkbox or yes/no radio button? Read EWLS advice letter? Checked images / report on PACS / CRIS? Pacemaker? Unable to ...
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How to show the mandatory fields on an iOS device?

I have to show more than 11 fields within the screen. 4 fields are mandatory. How should I indicate the mandatory fields? Is there any standard or any ideas?
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How do you order federated autocomplete groups?

By federated autocomplete (pattern name from this question), I mean one of this: Background: I am working on an application where there are "types", for example people, documents, transactions, ...
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Shifting a view into inline-edit mode VS. dedicated edit screen?

I'm developing an iOS app, and I'm conflicted on which is the better UX choice to make. The main screen displays a nicely arranged carousel of objects, with just a few core details. The user can edit ...
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Pictorial checkbox selection

I'm working on a wizard of sorts that first takes in systems that a client is interested in. As you can see, the selection is full of dead links, since we're not sure if we want to use icons or ...
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How would I best indicate the required format for a phone number (country + area code)

I'm designing a registration page for a portal which which will be used all over Europe. The user has to provide his phone number. The user can select his country / country code via a drop list and ...
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Should a special slider value be implemented with a checkbox or not?

I am creating a dialog box for a GIMP plugin that exports images in the WebP format. The dialog currently looks something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Drop down list for unknown number of items (can be thousands)

I have a form in which the user has to select an item from a (possibly) long list. The user may or may not know what text to search for so auto-complete is not an option (may be just complementary). ...
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Advantages of big forms (especially in ecommerce)

What are the advantages or disadvantages using big forms? (especially in ecommerce) I notice sites like Stack Exchange are using big form input fields with big bold labels inside of them ...
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Good way to allow user to change city

I'm creating a site kind of similar to Yelp.com, so I was wondering what the best way to show users which city they are in: The Yelp way: put two search boxes on the page, one for what your ...
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Is Opera right to allow the output element to be selectable?

I was running some tests on the <output> element and noticed that in Opera when tabbing over the inputs, it selects the <output> property. It kind of took me off guard because I wouldn't ...
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Should I combine pages that manage “settings” and “private user information”?

I am currently building a web application and am trying to come up with a way to manage private information and account settings. Currently, they are in 2 different tabs: download bmml source ...
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Designing forms for iPad [closed]

I am building an iPad application which is going to let users to enter information such as texts, dates and other options as well. As we all know, iPad screens are very big. So building forms is a ...
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HTML5 form element implementation inconsistency: chalk it up to progressive enhancement?

I'm writing a small task tracking webapp for intranet use by about 20 people of varying technical skill (from clerical to developer). I was hoping to be able to rely almost entirely on HTML5 form ...
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Should we try and avoid fail states at all cost or allow users to recover from fail states?

Today, I came across a site where the submit button to a login form was disabled unless you have filled in the username and password. Unfortunately, I could not reall the URL, but it looked like this: ...
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Interface for managing public and private profile fields

I realized that my previous question was somewhat confusing and a bit hard to answer. I have thought about the situation and decided to delete that question and ask this one (which is better set out). ...