Signing up: registering for a service. Signing on: Accessing or logging into a service, usually to access some stored data. Often found together, since signing on requires one to have signed up at some point.

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Are teasers that anticipate form fields but do not allow users to complete a task successful or even a good experience?

I often find newsletter teasers that already include a text field that allows the user to fill in his email address. While it seems as the email was the only required field and submit would ...
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is “If link is not clickable, copy and paste it into the address bar” really required for verification mails?

I want to make my verification email (or account activation email) really neat with just one "confirm your account" button. However most of the times I've seen that verification email contains below ...
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Email: to confirm or not to confirm…that is the question.

I am toying with the sign up process on my website. User email addresses are not critical in the sense that there is no e-commerce on the site. Its a social networking type site for my colleagues. ...
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What is the best approach for dealing with new users once they have provided their initial sign up info?

I have a medical website about to launch. It is also a niche social network. There is a comprehensive question and answer section and questions are highlighted to users based on their medical ...
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Best way to connect social profiles to new user account during the signup process?

Let's say the user signs up for a service using their email address, but then wants to link a social media account or portfolio or two to their account. What is the most efficient way for them to ...
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Acceptable maximum number of steps for sign in or sign up before using the service

Note: This is for a service mainly powered, or should I say funded, by video ads. Not really UX-friendly, I suppose, but what can we do Here's the flow right now: Sign in Home -> Login form ...
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Restricting users site access until account completion

I'm redesigning a site that requires a fair amount of information from users (because it deals with finance, our company is required to have KYC and AML procedures etc). The site flow for new users ...
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Sign up for a company network with LinkedIn using a deleted account

My question concerns the sign-up flow for a user joining a company network. The case is as follows: An ex-employee has a LinkedIn account with a company email address(xyz@company.com). He tries to ...
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Disabled JavaScript notice, AFTER user signup?

My site relies heavily on JavaScript, and the site is based on user signup If a user is logged in and has javascript disabled, it throws a notice and disables all major site functions The question ...
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What are the arguments against modals when a page loads? [duplicate]

I'm working for an e-commerce client who has requested a design for a newsletter signup modal to appear on page load the second time a user visits the site. I've tried to explain to them that blocking ...
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Require users to sign up or login to upvote or downvote review items on a user-generated content site?

I'm trying to get more people to rate products on a video game ratings and review website. Will allowing non registered users to upvote/downvote the reviews increase engagement and sign ups? in other ...
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Is there any advantage of signup before login with social plugins?

I am building a site and was thinking about if there should be a signup option at all. I found the question about the difference between sign up and log in with Facebook/Google/etc but there was ...
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E-mail requirement in game signup process?

I have to make a signup form for a mobile web based game. I want to make is simple. I'm going to request an username and password from the player. May I request an e-mail, and send an activation mail ...
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should I ask for a phone number even though it is not required?

I'm building an app which is very similiar to venmo: it allows users to text money to eachother. While it is not per se necessary to know the phone number of the user that is registering, it could ...
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Signup “skip” button needed or only “next” button

We have a website where the signup takes different steps. One step is a form where we ask the user mobile number. This is optional because not everyone want to give the number and we make it ...
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Potential UX issues with password-less logins?

There is a fantastic article entitled Is it time for password-less login? that suggests that we could use the "reset password" link as the default login action to any site. It provides a lot of ...
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Any research on the impact of copywriting speech on sign up buttons?

I keep finding this kind of speech in landing-pages' sign up buttons: Are there any available resources that help me find out why do I actually feel to click this button more than others? Some of ...
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Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?

I'm building a web app that requires a lot of information to be input by the users before they become "fully fledged" members. There's maybe 30-40 fields (of varying types) split over a few pages, and ...
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Correct Placement of Newsletter Sign Up?

I am working on a website for an asset management company, and I need to provide a newsletter sign-up option. Is a newsletter something users are specifically looking for on a site, or is it more of ...
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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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Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?

I'm designing a social-login screen which allows, among other things, to signup/login with facebook. I'm wondering if there's any (anecdotal) evidence if requiring a user's email-address from ...
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Best way to capture users facebook & twitter usernames?

When capturing a users details, where the goal is to record their twitter handle (@username) and Facebook URL (/username121) what would be the best way to do this? At first I thought using a simple ...
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Password Complexity Requirements

Anyone has research or data that shows correlation between using password complexity requirements and sign up conversion rate? Example of password complexity requirement:
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Auto agreement to the ToS by clicking “Sign Up” button in sign up form

I'm developing a Sign Up page for an online service I provide. And I'm at a point where I need to decide if I'm going to have a checkbox for the user to check to make clear that the user agrees with ...
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Sign up page guidelines or trend?

Is there a reason why the signup page on many websites are totally separated from the rest? I noticed that it results as a single page, where there is only the logo of the site and the signup form. No ...
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Is the sign-up, wait for auth, log-in process the best way to capture user data?

Currently my user flow looks like this: User visits landing page User realizes the content of the site is locked behind authorization, only way to get in is to sign-up User signs-up (with just an ...
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Best practice to include developer's area inside user's account options

In this concept, normal users see an option for "signing up as developer" then they would receive access to developer's options. the normal way I assume is like this: But I think of some ...
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Sign Up and Sign In widget on every page: Slide-down Panel or Lightbox

I have a question about implementing a sign up and sign in widget that works on any page on a site (i.e. without redirecting users to a sign in page when they want to log in to interact with content ...
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Product Launch with Invitations

When launching a brand new web-based community product what are the best methods of staggering the user base through testing phases up until final launch? This product relies on user accounts with ...
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Registration form on landing page

Do you think that in a landing page about a service for pre-ordering lunch should have a registration form or the registration should take place in another page? (after a click on the button "Sign ...
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Should a UK address form have 2 or 3 address lines fields?

In my mind it makes sense for a UK address form to contain 3 address lines. There are instances of people living in blocks or buildings where 2 lines may not always be enough. I just wondered if ...
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Does a log in/sign up field always have to be top right?

Best practice says that log in/sign up fields should always be top right of the website, no arguments there. There seems to be a trend towards simply having "Sign up here. Or log in if you already ...
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Defaulting to the sign-up form?

Recently I've noticed more and more sign-in / sign-up workflows defaulting to the sign-up option first and providing a minimal "Sign-In / Login" action somewhere else on the page. What's the reason ...
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When is too soon to confront a user with a form?

I have been in the concept stage of a project aimed at getting people to share their loves and passions. I am wondering if creating a landing page that consists of a "fill in the blanks" style form ...
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Which verbiage is appropriate for a combined login/register button and why? [closed]

I'm creating a combined login/sign up form. When the user clicks the action button an ajax call is made which either: Logs the user in, if the account exists. Signs the user up, and then logs them ...
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Whether to divide the web signup to steps or not? [duplicate]

I have divided my signup page into a three-step signup: Account info (username, password and email) Personal Info (full name, gender and zip) And lastly, telling the user to verify his/her email ...
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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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Redesigning email-only signup

I am redesigning a social network which uses login via Facebook or an email signup/login. In the case of email signup/login users needs to just give their email address and we will send a confirmation ...
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Would requesting email confirmation prior to collecting any other details during the sign up process drive people away?

Last week I read over Richard DesLonde's What is the most minimal sign up process possible?, which introduced me to the idea of a sign up process which requires email address input followed by an ...
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Why should you provide a sign up link from your login form?

It seems like a well adopted web standard that a login form should have a "don't have an account? [Sign up]". I'm having trouble seeing the rationale behind it. How common is it really that a user ...
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Is it ok to change the label of a button depending of the user's choices?

Let's take the example of a page at the end of an app signup process. This page will allow the user to finish the process, so I will place a button labeled "Complete Your Registration" and in the ...
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Signup that supports multiple logins

I am working on a web based application for hospitals. When the first user creates an account, we ask for: hospital name email address password Once logged, a user can create logins for others ...
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Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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Single Page or Modal signup form

We have a sign up form where we are trying to get those who sign up to our newsletter and hopefully continue to creating an account. One of the requirements if for the users to add in their ...
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How to handle user input error handling on signup form [duplicate]

I'm designing a signup form and got stuck in a ux discussion on how to handle user input error handling. Which would you prefer of the following two scenarios? Or is there a third, better option? ...
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Asking for a username and password when a user signed-up with social login buttons

I have a social application that allows users to sign up with their social accounts. The problem is that when a user uses a social login button to sign up in my website, the only way to login next ...
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Encouraging users to invite team members [closed]

We're currently rebuilding our on-boarding process... Our tool is a team solution and the user only sees the real benefit when their team is connected to our product. What are some good methods to ...
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Best practices for content placeholders?

I'm currently designing a Profile page that requires users to add a variety of items using forms (different forms for each section). When they first create their account, the Profile will be ...
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UX perspective on asking the user for their 'industry'

When users go through my signup/checkout process, one of the questions I ask them is 'what industry are you in'? The reason we ask for 'industry' is to collect some marketing statistics (which I'm ...
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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 ...