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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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108 views

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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1answer
87 views

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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3answers
101 views

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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1answer
51 views

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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1answer
51 views

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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2answers
73 views

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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1answer
72 views

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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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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2answers
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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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3answers
223 views

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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4answers
341 views

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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4answers
148 views

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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2answers
69 views

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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1answer
80 views

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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4answers
282 views

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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2answers
91 views

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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0answers
61 views

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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2answers
185 views

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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4answers
176 views

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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3answers
332 views

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?
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2answers
164 views

How does the visual size of a text input field affect users' expectation of how much they should write?

It's well-known that you should size your input fields to the amount of text you want the user to write. There's an example of that on this very page: even though the "Your answer" field can stretch ...
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What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be? [closed]

We want to create input fields for a user's first and last names. What should the minimum and maximum limits be, if any, and why?
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1answer
93 views

Onfocus on a filled out textfield. Select-all or not?

Let's say I have a title textfield in an edit environment. The user has saved the title before but wants to edit it now. I've read up on some design principles and one of them stated: When a user ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Persistent form text on refresh and back navigation

Currently on common HTML forms, all the fields are cleared when you refresh the page or navigate away and back to it. Would it be good or bad UX to store values in cookies as you type and restore them ...
2
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2answers
175 views

Should form fields flow top to bottom or left to right/right to left?

I'm currently designing a small form for a user create experience inside an app. I'm wondering if it makes sense to have the last name field shown to the right of the first name OR down below the ...
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votes
3answers
143 views

Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?

Today I noticed one really annoying thing in a new layout from a designer. In the new design, all dropdowns had much darker background than other text inputs. For one, the contrast was quite poor, ...
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8answers
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Mark or don't mark required fields if all are required?

If all fields in a form are required should they be marked somehow (eg. with an asterisk)? I see this done a lot and find it redundant? There could be a difference in big forms and small forms, but ...
4
votes
1answer
198 views

I have a typeahead in my form. How do I get people to select its options?

I am the UXD (I use this as loosely as possible) for an education startup company. I have a typeahead in my sign up form: This is the last entry in the sign up form. Underneath that (hidden right ...
3
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1answer
166 views

Placeholder : field label or sample data?

I am designing a generic form. Every input has a label positioned right above it. My question is about using input fields placeholder : Should they be a reminder of the label (Ex : Label : Username ...
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3answers
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Float Label Pattern for Select Boxes

I'm sure you've all come across this pattern, does anyone know whether there is any documentation that can provide information on how this pattern can be used with other form elements for example a ...
3
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2answers
144 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
269 views

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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3answers
558 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
112 views

Displaying Area of Residence intelligently

For Social Website where the user should specify his or her Area of Residence. I want to use the same method Facebook does; a text input field with a dynamic drop-down menu as you type. I am using ...
11
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2answers
304 views

Form with input boxes packed together

I'm wondering if there is an official name for this style of the form: Example uses: https://www.tumblr.com/login OR https://www.tumblr.com/register where the input boxes are packed together with ...
2
votes
1answer
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How is the HTML5 date input type presented on different Mobile browsers?

I am building a form for Mobile Web that requires users to enter in their DOB. I'm interested in how it is presented across different mobile OSes and browsers as I understand support is patchy. Is ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

Tooltip for a User-Set URL

I'm dealing with a situation where we have a place for a user-entered URL/hostname after entering and re-entering their password. I've attached an image of what we're considering below. What I'm ...
3
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3answers
471 views

When filling out a form to what extent should validation be done while the user is still typing?

I'm working on a registration form and it validates some parts while the user is still typing. For example, the username is being checked after each character is entered to see if it is available or ...
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vote
1answer
2k views

iOS and UITableViewCell: best practices when requesting user input as a form

Firstly, I'd like to make a general question regarding table view cells' customization: are there any restrictions about the controls they can cointain, and/or its number? I read in iOS HIG iOS Human ...
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5answers
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Is constantly updating the formatting of a numeric input box a good idea?

I have a numeric input box, as part of a form. I'm implementing delimited splitting, to make large numbers easier to read. ie, 1000000 would become 1,000,000. Would it be a good idea to automatically ...
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9answers
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Does leaving a field blank - mean “everyone”

I'm beating myself up over this one, since we had just that discussion today. We were arguing why a customer was eager to pay a week of work for something that could be trained. And to me it’s pretty ...
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3answers
342 views

Where to place registration form and its contents in page horizontally?

In a registration form I'm having trouble guessing where I should put the text and input fields. Obviously the default is flush against the left side of the screen which looks terrible. I noticed ...
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votes
4answers
604 views

Is it useful to have all the input controls in a form the same width? [duplicate]

All the input controls are the same size in this question about form design: Why might right aligned field labels be better? My question is if does it help with something, or it is just a matter of ...
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2answers
173 views

Does the size of an input influence its value?

I've recently started using BackBlaze as my backup service and I noticed something interesting on their restore sign-in page. The password input is slightly longer than their email input. Since ...
3
votes
3answers
152 views

Is it bad practice to reset a user's focus to the first input item?

When a user tabs to the last input element in the form, is it bad practice to bring the user back to the first tabindex / input item?
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votes
5answers
280 views

Should a form's style be left to the browser?

Instead of using CSS resets, I use Normalize.css, and I usually style an HTML form's containing elements such as input, label, textarea, etc. to the fullest extent. To make sure that the form's design ...
3
votes
2answers
141 views

how can I get users to add fields into a list where many fields are optional?

I need to design a page to get user inputs in below format: 1. Item A (text) a. Sub-item (text) b. Upload photo for Sub-item (Browse and upload) c. Description for Sub-item (text) 2. Item B ...
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votes
3answers
141 views

Form prompts inside form fields always wrong?

I've noticed in the edit-profile form on UX Stack Exchange a weird prompt with an important message - the date format. Personally I would consider it terribly wrong (force to memorize data format, ...