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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Search field with or without a button?

I can see two broad patterns as far as the design of the search field is concerned. One like we see on Google has a button that the user can hit to initiate Search. (They could also hit enter to do ...
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Redundant : enter user id again for forgot password

Many a times, I use forgot password link after trying a password that I think is correct but doesn't work. In other words I have already provided my userid/email address. Since the password is ...
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“Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?

On devices with small screens floating labels can improve readability, since the size of the placeholder's text tends to be considerably bigger than the one in the small labels and the latter just ...
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Create new record and add (lengthy) details in one step? (Accordion Forms)

I was hoping to solve this data entry problem with an accordion form, but now I'm not so sure if this is the right way to do it. I am concerned that information might get lost if I place the save ...
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Mobile proof input control for long list of options with a lot of text

I'm letting users choose one option from a set of choices. My data set is much like a list of countries: many options (about 50 - 200) the user will know what options are there because of the ...
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Persisting form field error messages in a fixed header

I'm currently redesigning an onboarding flow and i've come to this question with an engineer about designing an error message form field box that persists in our fixed header. This would of course ...
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Social sign up or a short field?

hi, I have a very simple form to get users signed up. My MD (not the brand stakeholder) wants to use social sign-in as he thinks it's easier. I feel that because this is a small form, users are ...
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Canadian Postal Code Input field

The Canadian postal codes is formed from 6 letters and 6 numbers, interposed. Example: M1K 3H7 The Canadian postal code is quite tricky for a user to enter into an input form field, especially on ...
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Mobile Web: Remember Me Checkbox?

For many desktop sites, the Remember Me checkbox is a very useful and important part of signing into a site. And, it is unchecked by default (there is a lot about this on several UX-based sites). On ...
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Need better terminology for 'Save Form' and 'Submit Form' [closed]

It is a Registration page for a Hackathon event. Please have a look at the wireframe below. Team leads can register there team and save the form before the final submission. The "Save changes" button ...
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Postscript/note/additional info in a form

In most ordinary forms, there is some addition information or notes that the form owner want to tell users. For example, * Required / Staff only I have seen different sets of symbol used in ...
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How to make it clear that two related forms submit separately?

I'm adding reviews functionality to a website. Currently, the form where users can enter a review and/or rating looks like this; When the user clicks one of the rating stars, the page makes an ajax ...
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Can sign up/log in be unified in one button?

I'm working a form at the moment and was consider merging sign in and sign up but thought it might be confusing. Is there any precedent for this? Example download bmml source – ...
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Why does google separate out its sign in process to 2 pages now? Is that bad UX or just unconventional? [duplicate]

Firstly: Enter my email address, then hit enter takes me to: Feels like it's unnecessarily staggered, but maybe I'm missing something? This is a relatively new occurrence as well
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Multi page vs single page to complete a form? (not for ecommerce checkout)

How to create a form with ~15 fields for a buying used clothes site, single or multi page? I saw other debates & older forums, but im not still convinced. Im leaning towards one page, or maybe ...
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Best way to show “more info”, Tooltip vs no tooltip?

Which is the best way to display more info next to an option while completing a form in a minimal way & little space? the "i" icon which can be clicked or hovered over & a tooltip appears ...
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Checkboxes or Radio buttons: Only one or zero choices

I'm building a quiz-type web application in which the user must answer a series of multiple-choice questions. I need to decide whether to use radio buttons or checkboxes. I'm familiar with the ...
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Does Unisex gender need to include in form? [duplicate]

We can't deny that in this world, the human can be classified as male, female or unisex. I design a form for registration. Does it really make senses to put all gender or just male or female only? ...
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Should editing a password be 2 step process or all in one form?

We have a web application whereby a user's profile screen uses a card-based layout. One of the cards allows users to update their password. Our team is split on how the password card should be laid ...
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Combining select field with freeform entry

I have a "university/college" field in a web form. In the interests of data normalisation I want users to select their university from a dropdown. However, if their uni is not there they should enter ...
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Form image selection (upload / gallery / default)

There is an image (1 img) selection option within a form with 3 choices: 1- User uploads the image from computer. 2- User can select an image from pre uploaded images. 3- User selects a default image. ...
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Reset button for calculator forms

it's usually bad practice including a reset button in your forms. Some reasons for this are outlined in various other questions: Submit and Reset button, what's the best order? Is a cancel ...
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With 2 types of users: should I provide 2 separate forms or use the same one for both?

I am working on a platform with 2 type of users, transporters and those sending their goods. Our biggest concern is the user experience, reason why everyone is opting for what we call "one profile". ...
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What's the best way to highlight errors in an unconventional form?

Over at UXswitch we created a WYSIWYG form for posting a new UX job. Have a look http://www.uxswitch.com/post-job. Our job adverts are like an infographic and they are built on the fly. Problem is, ...
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Providing a user with the option of a drop down or a custom entry textbox on a web form?

On a web form I'm currently working on there are several places where there is a drop down of common entries, and a text-box below which a user can enter a custom entry type. I'm at a loss as to how ...
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Web GUI pattern: How to design complicated multi-level nested forms in an ERP system

I am on designing an ERP application. We have many forms with nested objects inside and many form elements. I tried to design the form like this example. But it seems that showing nested forms and ...
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Giving an option to go back from the 'Save draft' page

For a multi-page online form our developers disable browser back options and have included a back button on every page of the form. However most pages have a 'save draft' option. The 'Save draft' ...
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Are users more likely to capitalize their names in name input fields?

I have a registration form where users are required to provide their first and last name. I've been contemplating implementing some sort of auto-capitalization callback but after reading this post I ...
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styling of required fields

I've been asked to build a form that captures a name and address of a user. This should be easy: just name field, then address field. Name and address are required. But client wants name to be a ...
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Is it best for users to put the delete action/button/link on the edit record page on the web?

It seems that a lot of interfaces put the delete action on the record edit page/screen and sometimes the view page/screen vs putting them right in the record list. I'm wondering if this is considered ...
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Button text that changes depending on previous actions (pay now vs. update order)

The essence of my question is this: is it problematic to change text of a call-to-action button based on user input to a form? More specifically: we have a short form within a dialog that allows ...
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Help needed with instructions

On our account registration page, we allow the user to enter an email address and a username. Although we optionally allow users to use their email address to login, we still require a username. ...
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How to define what field is required in a form?

if it's necessary to continue with the process it's clear. In my case I have a registration form for a recruitment agency. Some fields are really necessary (name, mail, phone, ...). All other ...
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What is a good flow for selecting an item from a list and populating some fields in a pane with the item info

I have a tree of items in a left nav and a main content pane to the right. Users should be able to select an item from the tree and populate fields on the right with complicated info (long paths, ...
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Localization-friendly label for “Products ordered in last [ ] orders”

We're working on a feature for our B2B web app that makes it easier for users to place orders with their (B2B) suppliers. An initial design has a dropdown box embedded in the label of one of the radio ...
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Multiple choice control for region (6 regions) and countries (all countries in the world)

I have 6 lists with items for each continent (region). For instance, first list is for Europe - Austria, Sweden, Germany etc., second list is for Asia - India etc. third is Africa etc. (six ...
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An icon for surname field? [closed]

While designing form I've found out that I'm totally stuck at choosing icon for the surname field. Actually, the surname is so abstract notion and doesn't really differ from name in its sense, so I'm ...
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How to display time consuming action?

we got the requirement to provide a function which could be time consuming when the rule has to be applied (up to several minutes). I would like to indicate what causes the performance issue. Some ...
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How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
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Any good suggestions to alert / remind user to save after editing field on a web page?

I have an asp.net-mvc site and a page that has a large number of editable fields table rows, etc that all can be edited. Because the page is quite long the save button often is not visible on the ...
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Email vs Mobile Number?

Which one are the most important? Email or mobile number? I've seen facebook do let user choose either to register to use mobile number or email. Any Ideas? Currently I'm doing registration for ...
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Having the user fill out a very long form

I am designing a website for a client and I'm faced with a challenge that I have not come across. I have to create a contact form that has around 20 fields and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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Forms? One question at a time or the whole form on one page? [closed]

I am trying to create a command line interface for my website, I need to decide whether I should ask user to enter his details in a command line (Which makes it one field at a time) or should I pop up ...
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Is it wise to change the standard “Login / Sign In” text to something else?

I'm developing a mobile app for a client, and he keeps suggesting that instead of the conventional wording "Login" or "Sign In", we should use "Get Started" instead. I'm worried that the users might ...
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Different design patterns for the same action within the same app

I'm working on a large website editor application, and in order to achieve the "best" initial designs I have slightly different versions of UI patterns according to the context in which they're being ...
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Keyboard navigation through form with multiple tabs

To avoid any confusion, I am not talking about the tab key, I am talking about a form with tabs at the top that can be selected by clicking the tab or by pressing Ctrl+PageUp/Down. The latter is not ...
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Name, icon, and color of the button

I want to clear the text from the text box, what should be the button named as? what icon and color should the same button have? Thanks in advance.
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Making a two-column search form with multiple selectors and buttons more mobile-friendly

I was considering creating a single column layout for mobile version of the search form in this page: http://techjobs.me. For the mobile variant, I'd like to retain all of the existing form's features ...
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Is it okay to remind users about benefits and services of using my website (features) while they are completing “sign up” form?

Is it okay and not distracting to put some features beside a sign-up form? What's the best solution for a sign-up form like this? Please help I have translated the form for you to understand what ...
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Should I use a captcha in my sign up form?

I have created a sign up form for a job finding website: Should I add a captcha to separate humans from robots when registering for the site? What are its benefits and what effects could this have ...