Input fields are several different controls such as textboxes, dropdown lists and radio buttons who reside in a (web) form.

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Form fields tooltips vs. plain help text. What works best?

In your experience, what's the best (user experience) method for giving users more information on certain fields that they have to fill out? Note that these fields are part of the set-up process of a ...
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short vs long message - input placeholder

I'm working on a profile update form, it got me wondering - what's the pros&cons of displaying a short placeholder vs a long placeholder? First candidate: Current Password Second candidate: ...
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How to display long text in a short input box?

I can't decide which of the following 3 options is best so I'll ask here which option would you choose and why? Edit: to be clear those are text input controls and not cells of table data. Try them ...
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Should I limit inputable characters in an internationalized multiplatform app?

Suppose I am releasing a mobile app and website and make it available to English-speaking and non-English speaking users. We already support UTF8 encoding throughout our technical stack. However, is ...
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Sollution for user's location input?

So I have a form with two inputs. The first one is for a product search and another for choosing its location - city. As I'm predicting, 80 percents of the time, the location will be user's current ...
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“Remember me” login functionality

Is there any research available about the viability and use of "Remember Me" toggles/check boxes on login flows? I can't seem to find any information on whether or not they're used or not.
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What's better UX: Letting users completing a form with errors marked inline? Or, block the rest of the form as soon as there´s a wrong field?

I'm using inline validation (on blur) as soon as the user clicks/tabs another field. Is it good to block the rest of the fields (previous and following) when a field is validated? The case is: ...
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Making typing API keys easier for mobile users

I have a mobile application which uses data from a REST API, and needs an API key for that particular user to access what it needs. The problem is that the API keys are anything but short. ...
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Mobile money input, easiest method

For a monetary input, I would have liked to use the input[type=tel], but sadly the decimal/period character is missing from most telephone keyboards on mobile devices. This is a payment amount that a ...
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One to Many input fields

Similar to (One to many) to many form?, but less complex I hope I'm attempting to present a form in which a user can define a number of spectra, each of which includes a species string and a number ...
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Designing a Geographic Form with Multiple Input Fields

I have a form that allows the user to input their geographic origin. The origin is broken down into 4 specific categories: City, State, Province, Country. The province input field would apply more ...
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Combined data and unit form field

Assume you’re helping to design the GUI of a WYSIWYG word processor. Users shall be able to change font size. There could be relative controls for larger and smaller and there could be keyword-based ...
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Change Password Form

When allowing a user to change their password is it necessary to add a confirm password field? as follows: Current Password New Password Password Strength Meter Confirm New Password (Is this field ...
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When to remove error color from field? On change or on focus?

I have a form. When the user puts in wrong information or an error shows up, the field color changes. Now, I'm confused as to when I should change the color back; should it be when the user focuses ...
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Placeholders as labels in mobile, when to use, when to not

I've read everywhere that using placeholders as labels is a bad choice seeing as, when the user starts typing/selecting, they may forget what they're doing or what the field was originally for. But ...
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Mandatory field without default value

While designing a GUI, on the form where I am administering the users, when I add a user I want to be able to select the role among 3 choices and I want the administrator to make a choice. So I ...
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Address form, field for “region”

I've done some research and found that each country has its own way of subdividing the country into smaller parts. Examples: Departments (France) States (USA) Provinces (Netherlands) Counties (UK) ...
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Should I use questions or statements in my web form?

I'm designing a web form that allows you to schedule events on a calendar. There are about four pages of input required for each event, such as: Name Start date End date Employees involved Budget ...
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Auto focusing erroneous form input fields

I'm auto focusing the first input field of my Sign up and Log in form before the page is displayed, but I'm not sure what to do as far as auto focusing erroneous fields after validation. I have a ...
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What's the best design to get a number from a small range from user?

I have a system where I have to get a number, between 1 and 10, from the user in a web application. (The actual use case is the user has to say which group he is from, and group names are numbers from ...
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Require input if there are any [duplicate]

My client is registering customer data and wants to make sure that they register their customers e-mail addresses when ever a customer has one. So the input textbox should be required to have valid ...
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An alternative to Indeterminate checkboxes?

How best to display incomplete or indeterminate state? Microsoft UI pattern has an display icon for this - a dark box within the checkbox instead of a check. (See pizza toppings [ALL] in the link ...
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Is there a recommended height for text fields on high density mobile screens (retina, etc)?

I can't seem to find any information about whether text field sizes should be at least a certain height on a high density mobile view like retina or high density android devices. I try to make my text ...
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Datepicker (or other) widget with close “x” button: delete choosen values?

I have a complex search form with some fields to fill out for a search over products. Some of them are fake fields and open widgets (like the jquery UI datepicker widget etc). I tweaked the standard ...
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Applying features and add-ons for multiple lines

I want the user to have the ability to add features and add-ons for each line on the website (order page). If you look at the UI wireframe, it will ask you how many lines do you want from a ...
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Form Label - disabled or enabled?

What is the best practice when it comes to a form having disabled fields? Should we show the associated labels disabled as well? 1) If labels are also disabled then it'll give a stronger clue to the ...
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Interface for selecting/defining multiple mutually exclusive ranges

I have a requirement to create "brackets" for permissions based off the amount of a transaction. For example, a user assigned to the $10-100 bracket should have permission to modify all transactions ...
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How to tell a user that a search is being performed when they stop typing

I'm developing a web application and inside this application I have the following form Whenever the user changes the value of the Tax Code field and there is a pause in typing, a database search is ...
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Coming Soon Mobile App - How do I ask for users email?

I'm creating a landing page for my app which will have an input for user's email if they want to be notified when the app launches. My question is what is the best copy to accompany the email input? ...
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Multiple forms of the same type in one single screen

I have to re-design (migrate) a Silverlight form into html. The current form looks like this, Old Design The form has a list of Product Types on the scrolling bar in the left. I can select as ...
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Placeholder Miscommunication Prevention

I've been doing some research into text input placeholders, and came across this: Pardot User Guide: Placeholders are not Substitutes for Labels. What struck my interest was: Data suggests that ...
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Are centered input boxes cool?

Take a look here - http://jsfiddle.net/9wFJS/2/embedded/result/ Which of the three is good? This is inspired by a conversation here... I like the second one, but two users disliked it. One saying ...
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Should all fields in a web form be the same length? [duplicate]

Attached is a screenshot of a web application I am building. It shows where the user can enter input to perform a search. My question: should the text boxes/comboboxes all be the same width? The ...
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How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?

I am upgrading my website to adopt HTML5 standard. I have a field that only accepts integers from 0-99. Originally it has the following code: <input name='age' type='text' size=2 maxlength=2> ...
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How to indicate primary vs secondary placeholder text in madlibs style form?

I've got a somewhat irregular case: I need a user to fill in two values in a placeholder text. On the screen, there are a total of 4 placeholder texts. two of them are required, two of them are not. ...
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How to make the distinction between the nature of those filters?

Let's imagine an application that allows users to create some meetings, waiting for participants and also allowing to search for other meetings (created by others) in order to participate in. My ...
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Inline validation icon usability

I have been looking at the styling for validation of input forms of Bootstrap, and wondered if there was a specific reason for where the icons used for inline input validation is positioned. I ...
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A required field that isn't really required?

...the email field in my clients data entry system is required but users of the system are allowed to enter na@na.com if the customer refuses or doesn't have an email address. Is this best practice? ...
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Best practices for how search icon functionality should work

I’m trying to find out how exactly the search icon functionality should work when the icon is clicked. This is for a responsive website. I have three scenarios, please view them on a smaller ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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What is the best placement of character counter relative to the text field?

I want to show a character count beside a multi-line text field. Looking for any research or usability test findings regarding the location of that character count relative to the field (pic shows ...
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Forms: pattern to create/convey dependencies between fields?

I'm designing a feature where the user can create forms which then other will be able to fill out ( and either pass or fail). The user will be able to write questions and set which answers (yes or no) ...
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Is there a best name for the “spinner” user input?

I like to go look at other peoples examples of interface layouts and design patterns. The other day I went to go look at design patterns for the standard "spinner" user input... ...but found that a ...
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Selection-dependent Inputs

How would you deal with selected-dependent inputs? for example, for geolocation, when the user needs to provide information about location, he needs to select first the country, then the area ...
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HTML4: Insert IBAN by seperate fields?

I am not sure with input fields for IBAN numbers. Often the IBAN is seperated into different fields. XX00 0000 0000 0000 0000 00 Sometimes the customers have their IBAN's in one line ...
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Should login fields be cleared if user is denied to change the profile while logging in?

I am working on a mail application. Currently, while logging in we are saving the user's credentials as a user profile and when the user logs out and in again with some other user ID we ask him if he ...
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Mobile: Text Field Hint best practices

On our desktop website we have a registration form. The registration for when entered provides the user with a field hint with further information on the field and any special requirements (password ...
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Why do so many forms use input masks in for input fields?

To be honest, I find input masks annoying. Different masks on different sites sometimes work differently, such that their behavior unpredictable and it actually makes me take more time to type out ...
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Should quantity textboxes that have a default value of zero - show a “0” or be blank?

My quantity textboxes have default values of 0, it's up to the user to change these quantities if they wish, it is not mandatory i.e. they can leave them at 0 if they wish. Should the default view ...
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Required fields

What are the rules around indicating required fields in a flow that has some pages that have all required fields and some that are mixed? Is it better to denote optional fields in this case?