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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Email as username during signup/login? Your experience? [duplicate]

I currently have a signup form that has a username and an optional email field. I want to make this form appear simpler by getting rid of a field. What has been your users' experience with only using ...
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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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UX solution for form with lots of fields (psychology test) [on hold]

I'm building a mobile app that is like a nike + for mental health. We need to ask 30 questions to the user (it's a combination of psychological tests and there is no way of cutting out those ...
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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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Best way to display a long form with many dynamic questions

So I need to make a form with about 10 different inputs in it. Normally, I would put this on a single page and have the user scroll down. This seems like the easiest way to do it most of the time. But ...
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Form to dynamic data for dates

I have a form that saves people's contract information. This save contains a lot of info about metrics goals. For example A person who has to sell 10 articles in January, 20 in February, 30 in ...
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Are forms with infield top aligned labels better than left aligned forms that provide a clear scan line?

This article came out a couple of days ago about infield top aligned labels. http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-infield-top-aligned-form-labels-are-quickest-to-scan/ I like the infield top aligned ...
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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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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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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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Is pagination appropriate for pages that are action oriented?

I've looked through all the results on this site that have to do with pagination, but they all seem to have to do with pages/results that have static information, so I'm not sure whether pagination is ...
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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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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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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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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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Best practice for desktop application input validation

I've been reading through some of the other questions tagged with validation and similar. We have a Windows desktop application (WPF) that has many textboxes contained in a dialog that need to be ...
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Accessibility - Keyboard Focus order - tab directly to form or tab through all elements?

Background info: I'm performing an Accessibility Audit as per the new AODA law in Ontario: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htm#BK15 It follows the ...
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Pop ups VS Collapse blocks for adding new info

when i want to add a new field for an existing entity, to add a new field it is required to submit a 3 fields form. is it better to open the form in a pop up and disable the background or is it also ...
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Reason behind placement of email opt in/TOC's at bottom of form?

Looking for any data on placement of email opt in's & TOC's within user registration forms. Common placement is prior to the form action: I believe the main reasoning to be that interrupting ...
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Optimizing interface for uploading and processing files

we'are building a web app in which the user is able to upload file that should be processed. Then we need to get a good user experience both during uploading phase that during processing phase. We are ...
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How to design a threshold input?

So I've got this fun little component I'm trying to put together. In this application users can set up a quality range which will be used to categorize objects based on where they fall on that range. ...
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Forms: Modal dialog or separate page in single page app?

In my application, I have pages that show lists of some objects, for example "People" or "Contracts". From these pages, the user may create a new object. Often these objects only have a handful of ...
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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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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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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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How to avoid accidental email sending?

I've had this problem a number of times: when writing an email, I accidentally click on the "send" button, thus sending an incomplete email. (E.g. in Outlook, the "send" button is alarmingly close to ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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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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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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When offering a choice of two items and selecting both is an option, is it better to use checkboxes or radio buttons?

Two options shown here. We can use both types. Both have pros & cons. Which one is better?
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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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What are some ways to manage more data on single page without scrolling?

Good Morning to all. i have to manage say more than 10 column on single page, for Ex= It is application say student want to give feedback for teacher and according to fields student have to answer. ...
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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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Extended command button order

As far as I can tell from looking at a large number of Windows forms and dialogues, Microsoft uses the following pattern to dictate the order that their buttons appear: [Val- / Prev] [Val+ / Next] ...
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selecting multiple items from a short list, and marking one of them as “leader”

Several forms in our B2B web app allows users to choose multiple items from a short list of items. Here's one example: Now I need to figure out a pattern to allow users to choose a "leader" item ...
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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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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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Labels above the field or to the side of the field? What about prompt text and validation messages?

Which layout works best for your users?: Field labels on the side of fields Field labels above the data entry fields What about prompt text, format tips, examples and validation or error messages? ...
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Loading message

I have page that contains a list of tenants that are currently active. To add a new one, there is a link to a full page form that adds the new client to the list of active tenants. This operation ...
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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 ...