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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Displaying custom vs default settings

In many interfaces, there is a set of default settings and then a need for the user to be able to override those with custom settings. Do you have any examples of how to handle this well in an ...
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Is it a good/acceptable practice to combine checkboxes with radio buttons for one question?

I work on a form, in which there are questions allowing either multiple choices or selecting just one. An example: Which of the sweeties do you like: [ ] chocolate [ ] lollipops [ ] cookies ( ) ...
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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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What are the best fields for student registration in for e-learning system [on hold]

Currently I just design a registration form for student aged between 7-17 years old in e-learning system. Here is my sample of image for registration form: Live demo was here : Pencil.my I tried ...
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Forms? One question at a time or the whole form on one page?

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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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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Single-Field Credit Card Payment. Experience or Published Data?

I'm currently attempting to employ the single-form credit card input solution similar to the one on Brad Frost's website (link below) but I'm facing some reluctance from others on this project due to ...
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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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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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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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Selecting an item from a hierarchical tree

First and foremost this is a web application. Basically I'm looking at the concept of editing a record. Each record is tied to a tree node path. I'm kind of at a loss as far as what would be the ...
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What is best practice for driving users to a web form?

Our website's #1 goal is getting people to fill out a form. What is the best practice to achieve that type of conversion? Popup that links to form page Popup that asks for basic info and then sends ...
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Can users login and register via the same form?

In designing my project I've toyed with having the login and registration in the same form. The inputs for the details needed to login would be there initially, and if the user presses the register ...
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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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How to design form that requires users to validate email or phone number?

I'm trying to improve this form to make it a little more user friendly. The main area I'm trying to improve is the validation process. Right now, the form gets filled out on index page /, and the ...
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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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Got email even after unsubscribing :0 [closed]

OH NO! After unsubscribing, many newsletter sends message "You are now unsubscribed". When someone(like me) got this, it makes very unpleasant. I am suprised why it is like this :0
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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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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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Why are there two Address lines in Address forms?

Experience and a quick Google Images search suggests that it's standard to provide two fields for Address/Street. A colleague argues that it's perceived as two alternative addresses, and that the fact ...
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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 ...
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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 address line 1 + address line 2 an anti-pattern? [duplicate]

The typical address block on a form contains two fields for address: Address ------------------------------- | | ------------------------------- Address Line 2 ...
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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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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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Is 'billing address' required for e-commerce checkouts?

Why do we need to input a billing address when purchasing online? Can this step be removed from the checkout process? Is 'shipping address' sufficient? The website only sells to individuals and ...
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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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Overridable validations - displaying and handling overrides

We have a need to display validations - could be field validations or rule validations. Some of these validations can be overridden (i.e. the user can indicate that the particular field validation ...
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How to make a switch between a form and a text editor?

I'm making a platform where users can upload research results. They can upload these results in two different ways: with a form with multiple input fields and with a normal text editor. The mode with ...
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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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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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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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pattern for multiple doc upload

I have an application where a user needs to drag and drop attachments from their hard drive into the application; the application stores documents relating to building projects like floor plans, ...
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Showing legal disclaimers on submit

I've been asked to remove a legal disclaimer and "by clicking yes you accept...", from the bottom of a competition form. The suggestion has been to put all this information into a pop-up when ...
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How to let user know about different formats to enter a field in a form?

I'm designing an input field for IPv4 addresses and netmasks. My problem is that when you enter a IPv4 address with its netmask you can type "192.168.0.1/24" or you can type it like "192.168.0.1" and ...
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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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Username or Email label for login form, assuming they're the same?

We are designing a new login screen for an enterprise app. If the username is the same as the user's email address registered with the system, would it be clearer to the user to call the field on ...
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Why do so many organizations collect first and last name on the sign up page?

Can anyone explain to me, why so many organizations collect your first and last name (rather than just your full name) on the sign up page?
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What is/are the best HTML form control(s) to capture exact and approximate dates

I'm currently using <input type="date"> to capture a date. However, a lot of users don't know the exact date but still want to record an approximate date. I want to encourage as high a degree ...
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Asking for relationship status

Forms made by and for the government that concern an individual or family/household often – usually in one of the first questions – ask for the family/relationship status of the applicant. The ...
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Alignment of input fields in a form with plain text

I have a details page containing a list of information and input fields at the same time. Sections are alternating between information and input fields. I am debating between the alignment of data. ...
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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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Most appropriate UI for age range slider

We're creating a slider to allow users to select an 'age range'. The facility is to recruit users based on certain parameters. For example, I want users: Who live in the UK Is female Is aged ...
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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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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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How do you deal with complex data entry, creating related records within a record within a record?

The database I am dealing with consists of objects that are related to each other in multiple (non-hierarchical) ways (documents, persons, places, events,...). To create a new record the user has to ...
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Would you get rid of Password field in sign-up form

Imagine this, you are signing-up for a product and you get asked the same old questions when creating an account(Name, email address etc) with the exception of a password. After you sign-up, an email ...
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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] ...