Registration refers to signing up for a site or service as a user with a username and password.

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Deliberate Barriers to Entry in Web Design

ACHICA.com has taken the "members only club" concept to a level I've never seen online; you can hardly view anything on the site without registering. This is the first time I've seen barriers to entry ...
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What is behind entering email twice for registration?

What do you think to ask the email twice for registration? The context is this: In the e-commerce checkout/registration process where the email is mandatory to save cart or to proceed to the ...
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Usernames vs. Real Names

I want to create a social network geared towards mainly geared towards user to user interactions (commenting, discussion boards). From observation I've found that users are more likely to engage in ...
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Social network login or not?

I am developing a niche social networking iPhone app of my own. I was wondering if it would be best to allow the user to connect to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to login to my app ...
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Wizard steps - how should I label them?

I've built a 3 steps registration wizard because my user must fill in 19 (!) fields. (Its a regulatory issue that can't be argued). I split them steps to 3: 1. Account information 2. General ...
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How should the sign-up page for a mobile website work?

How should the sign-up page for a mobile website be? For example:- Does repeat password make more sense or less on mobile version of a website. To put it differently, are users more prone to make a ...
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Does user need to activate account via e-mail in registration process?

I’m designing e-commerce registration process, and I’m in two minds about asking user for account activation via e-mail. I consider these solutions: User needs to activate account via e-mail or he ...
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Registration: Parent and child

currently working on redesigning a registration that serves three different audiences: Parent and Child Self (adult) Third party paying on behalf of someone else I am less worried about in which ...
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Ideas on what to do with the white space available when hiding sections of a long form

I'm currently working on a new user registration page containing two sections - personal details and account details. The account details section must remain hidden until the personal details section ...
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Which registration form gives most registrations?

Has anyone done actual testing on which registration methods cause most registrations on a social Website? (Let's say that the input fields are the same as those on Facebook). Here are four different ...
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Triaging UI improvements, where to start?

I have been hired to redesign an auction website (which I cannot disclose), the usability, design, even the code beauty is pretty disastrous. The trouble is, the site is already active and my client ...
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Are alternate suggestions in “username already taken” errors useful?

I know it’s industry standard to provide alternate suggestions when a user tries to input a username that is already taken while registering. It occurs to me that users A) ignore the suggestions or ...
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online game landing page

In designing an online, in-browser game, I found in my research that many other games have "priority" in registration over login on their home page. They usually show a big form for registration, ...
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How early should you funnel users in a registration process?

As part of a registration form I am building I need to, at some point, differentiate between whether the user is a 'student' or 'professor'. I've seen this handled in two different ways and was ...
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How to prevent registration from login page and login from registration page

During user tests we see quite some people 1) enter their previous chosen login details (email+pass) on the registration page. Including them wondering "why we ask all this information again?". The ...
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Benefits gained by forcing users to register to access content?

Corporate websites often make available white-papers, articles, or other content-related materials pertaining to the company's area of expertise. While this pattern is consistent, the methods of ...
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In non-social applications, are usernames redundant?

If there is no social element to a web app, should the user be asked to create a username during the sign-up process? Is username creation a pointless extra hurdle, or does it serve a purpose?
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Combining Sign in and Registration form

I am in the process of re designing a registration workflow for a social app. The nature of its content is very generic, food related stuff like recipes, cooking tips etc. The signup form is planned ...
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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
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Voucher code field before login in?

On an ecommerce website, in order to checkout/pay, the user will need an account, so he will have to register. After registering and being logged in, the user will be able to enter a voucher code, ...
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The login, sign in/up and checkout process

So I've taken on the task of rebuilding the checkout process since the way it's done now is really horrifying for the end user.. I've drafted a chart of how the process is today where each box is a ...
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Is it good user experience to only require an email address at signup?

Is it a good idea to only require an email address from users at signup (without a password or other details)? After they sign up, we will send a random password to their email address; this password ...
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Is a captcha necessary when email validation is being utilised?

During registration for my new website, I'm going to require that a link is clicked in a confirmation email before a new user has full privileges. Is this a good way to remove spammers/bots, or do you ...
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Force User to Sign In/Sign Up?

We're building a dating site application. In popular dating sites, such as Match.com, users must first sign in or sign up before being able to use the site at all. We see thinking of the site ...
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Multiple step registration form design

I have a multiple step registration form. What is the trade off between what information is in the registration form and the profile? For example should some content such as location be in the ...
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Designing the sign-up process?

I am starting a website consisting of info on local shops, product catalogs, and coupons. now I am in a dilemma over the vendor sign-up process. I want to know which of the following ways should I do ...
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Security issues if not forcing a user to sign up

I've built a simple web app Flask.io that enables users to create and share to-do lists. It doesn't require sign up. This is an important differentiator. I don't want to force the user to register ...
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Best way for sign up process after invite

We are building an app and I'd like to have a faster sign up process for users. Right now users can only get access after they got an invite by mail. After they got the mail, they can click on a link ...
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Why do most sites only offer two social login options?

I noticed the that many site only offer two social login options: Grooveshark: Google, Twitter Quora: Facebook, Twitter Digg:: Facebook, Twitter How does this improve the user experience?
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What features should you add to a homepage to help sign-up conversion?

There are a few give-ins...simple social sign-up, tours, testimonials... but what have you found in your experience that really puts the icing on the cake when getting users to sign-up with the site. ...
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Is offering more than one openid/social-sign-in option a good idea?

Lots of sites nowadays offer the option to log in via Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and so on, and sometimes a standard username/password option as well. While this goes a long way toward helping users ...
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Registration Button Research

I'm redesigning the registration page for my website, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across any research relating to the affects of different wording and colors for the registration button? How ...
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Best place to put registration fields?

I have a form that will allow a user to post a classified listing on my site. The thing is, we required users to be signed in to post...so instead of redirecting a user to a separate page to sign in ...
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If a customer uses Guest Checkout, then returns and Registers, should you associate their previous orders with their account?

I've seen a number of recommendations to support guest checkouts. eg Should registration be optional on an e-commerce site? In an e-commerce site where logged-in customers can view previous orders, ...
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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Any Good Examples of Facebook Connect (Registration & Login)? [closed]

What are some exemplary implementations of Facebook Login or Facebook Registration (colloquially called Facebook Connect) using the new OAuth 2.0 requirements? I have searched the Web and don't seem ...
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Should I auto register users behind the scene when using social login button?

I am building a service where I am allowing users to login using social buttons (for example, Facebook connect buttons). When a new user clicks on this social login button, I have two options: Auto ...
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Best way to allow registration to an invite only web app?

I'm in the process of planning a web app which will offer an advice service to people who earn above a certain salary threshold. The thinking is that the new users will be procured through their ...
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My forum has many views and Facebook likes but very few users are actually logging in or posting topics/replies?

I made a forum a month ago for foreigners living in Taiwan: www.taiwantalk.org. The Categories range from doing business in Taiwan to having relationships in Taiwan. Screenshot: This month I've ...
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What to do if a user attempts to login via facebook when they've never registered?

We have an app that that allows you to register via email, facebook, or Google account. If a user attempts to sign in to our app via Facebook or Google when they have never registered with their ...
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User registration tips

I have a site that requires email validation as well as sms (cellphone number) validation. At the moment my registrations Vs non registrations are 10 to 1 (towards non registrations). This is almost ...
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“Your friend has sent you a message on our website, register to see it” - is there a name for this technique?

Sometimes I get emails like the following, presumably targeted to me as a friend/contact of some person, X: You have a message from X on our super awesome website! Click here to read this message. ...
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Differentiating between 'register your business' and 'register yourself as individual' - best practice?

I have searched around here and looked at How should I divide my site between B2B and B2C? which doesn't quite resolve the specific issue we have and am hoping someone may have some ideas around this? ...
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Has anyone seen an account activation solution which didn't open another tab

I know account activation can be avoided by using other verification methods such as captchas etc. However I'm wondering if a solution already exists for the following scenario (which happens to be ...
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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What is the proper way to provide social media authentication: in login or register form?

We provided standard login/registration forms for providing email and password, but I'd also like to allow user use my website after oAuth authentication. Should they be able to register or login via ...
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Evidence that requiring registration using facebook/twitter/google on a public terminal increases abandonment rates?

I am working on an registration application which would be used in a live "museum" type experience. Essentially to enter the museum you need to register for a personal account to receive a ticket. ...
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What is the best approach to design registration page

I have seen users (including me) who get frustrating registration page and eventually decide to quit the site. (To be frank few of my friends left registration due to annoying captca verification) As ...
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How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?

We have email address verification on our accounts. Users have to verify their email addresses when they create their accounts and when they update their email addresses on existing accounts. With new ...
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Telling users passwords don't match and aren't strong enough

I have two functions in my user registration form One checks the password and confirmed password are the same. The other checks if the password is strong enough. I have two presentation related ...