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 form design for answer based question system (tree structure)

I have hierarchy structure database to manage the previous answer based question. So when I create the child questions, I want to be stored previous question then only I can make the relationship in ...
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Best Way to Handle Quantity & Size

I'm working on a project that helps businesses sell items online. Right now I'm trying to figure out a more intuitive way of handling the sizing and quantity of products. The common use case for ...
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Complex Forms and Data Consistency

I have a complex data input view that you can see in this mockup: As you can see I have n Parameters (~20) by n Catgories (~3-5), and each parameter has a pretty complex set of inputs. Example ...
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Dimensional Field Input

I have a HTML form that requires the user to specify dimensions for an item they are ordering. A list must show for standard or popular dimensions. Originally this would happen when the field is ...
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Communicating optional, non-exclusive paths through a registration process

We're currently designing a checkout process for course registration at a University. One step of the process is to check the student has the required prerequisite courses in their academic history. ...
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Can we avoid using a form when creating something?

When the user creates something, let's say a page, an user profile or even a blog post, we can easily imagine a transitory page with a form that requires input. Some fields of can be mandatory and ...
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How should I show a password exists on an edit password form?

We're salting + hashing all of our passwords, but we allow the user the option to edit his/her password. However, we cannot retrieve the password to put the proper amount of asterisks into the ...
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Is it ok to change the label of a button depending of the user's choices?

Let's take the example of a page at the end of an app signup process. This page will allow the user to finish the process, so I will place a button labeled "Complete Your Registration" and in the ...
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How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?

I’m creating a website where users practice writing short stories. One particular task is writing a story in less than 15 minutes (the stories will later be reviewed/rated by other users). The ...
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Which registration form gives most registrations?

Has anyone done actual testing on which registration methods cause most registrations on a social Website? (Let's say that the input fields are the same as those on Facebook). Here are four different ...
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What are the effects of visual cues provided by the design of form fields?

Certain form field UI designs seem to guide users towards a trickier interaction while obfuscating the fact a field can still be interacted with in a normal way. A subtle example of what I mean is ...
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Placement of Call-To-Action buttons to request an account on a corporate login page for an internal site?

I am building an internal blog for our company to use. In my wireframe I placed the button at the bottom to make it out of the way for people that already have an account. But prominent enough where ...
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How to present users with a simple repetitive task that potentially can be 1000s of tasks

Background: An application team that has a new requirement to an existing business web application. At the moment every week the user (employer/business) that uses this application needs submit ...
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How can I indicate that a required field is only required for final Submission, but not for just being able to Save the form?

I have a form where there are several fields; some are required and some not. This form can be saved at any time so the user can come back to it later to complete it, but they won't be able to ...
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Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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How to indicate on a form field that additional important documentation is available?

We have a primarily form-based application. Most field labels are hyperlinked to a formal instructions document via context-sensitive help links (the mouse cursor changes to show this.) This works ...
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How to gather a map, addresses and contact form in a box

I'm working on a premium template, and need your ideas to architect the contact form box elements. I should put a contact form in this box, but haven't any good idea about that. If I add the form ...
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Is labelling a checkbox as mandatory redundant?

I've recently seen a system where an on/off checkbox is labelled as a mandatory field with an asterisk. To me, this seems redundant as it isn't mandatory to check the box, merely to have it either on ...
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What is the best control to use to select from a list of thousands of possible options?

I have a field which needs to be populated from a large list of items (many thousands). These items have unique numbers as identifiers, and there can be many thousands of them. (Similar to the way ...
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Order of address, city, country in form

Is there any specific usability reason why the standard order of form elements for entering an address is this order: address address 2 city country Wouldn't it make more sense to go the reverse ...
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tooltip form field validation

I have an e-commerce site and in the payment page, where the visitor enters their address and payment details, I use a tooltip for each field. e.g. "(required) Please enter your first and last name" ...
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Should the Name field be required in a contact form?

Given the following form fields: Name Email Content (textarea) What are the pros and cons of having the Name as a required field? (The Email and Content are both required)
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Dynamic Form Inputs - Hidden? Hidsb

I'm working on a responsive site where the lead gen form that needs users to select a store location (this is required by internal system), first name, last name, phone, email, and how they heard ...
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How big is too big for a modal dialog?

My devs are currently working on a form that appears in a modal dialog- it was pretty big to begin with, but now they've added some fields and it's hanging off the screen- now they want to adjust the ...
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Should I remove the site header and footer from a sign-up page?

I've been reading this usability book and it says that the sign up page must be as free of noise as possible and some websites seem to be doing similar things (Last.fm for example). Here's how it ...
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How can I style an editable text area so that its purpose is implicit?

I considered a skeuomorph using yellow paper with lines but it seemed tacky and didn't fit the overall design of the page. The textarea fills an entire "panel" on the page just like other panels of ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for when to allow users to save draft of a form?

Our site has a form (below, posted here with permission) that allows users to add content. It's fairly streamlined, but might take some time and thought for a user to complete, depending upon how ...
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Followup: Show Data Gradually or All at Once [closed]

This is a followup to my post a while ago which can be found here. I've made several suggested changes to my site and would like everybody to take a look here: http://bahcalculator.org/nano/. I made ...
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Traffic Allocation UI

I am working on a UI for an A/B testing web-app. One of the features is traffic allocation, where you can set the percentage of the visitors that will see every variation of the test. For example, 20% ...
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Best way to present sections of information

I'm working on a form that will be used to collect pieces of information on a person. The information has two main sections, "identifying" information like name, DoB, etc. and the second section is ...
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Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right?

I'd very much like to get some feedback on this, as of right now, it is a point of contention among the devs at my office and myself. Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right? ...
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Where should the «clear» button should be in a popover with multiple-choice drop-down list?

In a popover for a touch interface, I have to include a drop-down list where the user will find more than 500 multiple choices to select from. What would be the ideal position (and microcopy) of a ...
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Communicating that only one object can be “default”

A project we're working on has place objects with attributes like name, address, phone number, and URL. Users can view a place and click to call, map, or browse their site. In our project, one and ...
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Forgot Password Inline vs. Separate Page

I recently encountered this approach for the Forgot Password link on the LLS site. When you select the link, you are not taken to another page. Instead, an email field is displayed. This seems to be a ...
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Handling empty search results

In the event that a user search displays no search results, what is the best thing to do? Say: "Found no results. Try widening your search criteria". Display a button that takes you to a screen ...
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Is email field assistance still necessary?

For registration forms, it seems the trend now is to allow any password a user wants, as long as you inform him if it's weak. With this in mind, should we still validate email fields on the client ...
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How to arrange a Slider control with DropDown option

I have a form with many fields. One field is numerical and it can have these 3 values (option A: 2.0, option B: 1.5, option C: 1.0, and also an extra option CUSTOM: any value the user wants). Problem ...
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Best way to ask user for large amount of data input on iPhone?

I have a question about designing the UX that requires a large amount of data to be entered by the user upon signing up for an app - needed as the app cannot function without this data - how can this ...
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How to present password rules

How should feedback be given about password rules in registration forms? a) When you focus on the password field b) When you type the first letter of the password c) When you stop typing, plus a ...
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Which validation error message to use for user form?

Which of these error message should I use for my add/edit user form. (Although I am over thinking this) Background I have various forms around the system where assets can be assigned to specific ...
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Are on/off switches acceptable in desktop UI

Are the sort of switch controls you see on smart phones acceptable on the web - i'm talking about the left->right sliding on/off switches you have for Airplane mode and others. They certainly look ...
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How do I make it clear that different sections of my form are alternatives?

I have a form in an Android app: it's kind of a page of a wizard, for constructing a query against a web service. Each section of the form is a different way to progress to the next page of the ...
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Not known - Yes - No Buttons

Imagine a form with a list of items (facilities - toilets, showers, etc.) where for each of them user can select whether the item exists (Yes), doesn't exist (No) or it's not known whether it exists ...
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Include Insurance Turn On/Off

I have a form that asks travel agents if they want to include insurance for multiple guests. A checkbox is best for on/off, but I'm not 100% confident with my labeling. A few options are: Guest ...
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Form label alignment for fields that are not completed in a logical order

I'm defining a project based around inputting telephone enquiries into a form. The enquiries are conversation-based rather than in a question-answer format, so the responses could come in in any ...
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Should I use placeholders in just some of the form fields?

Suppose we've got a form with a number of input supported with labels and placeholder. Label helps to identify the whole input idea (whether it's for First name or Salary). The purpose of placeholder ...
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How to implement a delay to prevent inadvertent clicks on a touch screen

I'm developing an app that asks users to fill in a questionnaire which consists of multiple screens. Each screen includes the question text, a graphic, and Yes/No buttons that are always in the same ...
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Should multi-select dropdown/box have an “all” option?

We have a situation where we have an optional "multiple select" box, that looks something like this: <select size="5" multiple="true"> ... </select> This select box allows you to ...
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Should the Wall Street Journal's form for emailing an article have the “send me a copy” box checked by default, so the sender also receives a copy?

Note: this question and image have been copied with permission from Bothsider (http://bothsider.com/i/366/)
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Are we stuck with the “Forgot password” link?

The convention for forgotten passwords seems to have stranded on the following: Click a link under the Password input field saying "Forgot password" Enter your email address and click "Send ...