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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Which one should be more prominent, Login button, or Register button?

I've noticed that some sites feature register button (or form) more prominently than login button (or form), such as Dropbox and Facebook, whereas some other sites are the opposite. And also, I've ...
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Is it ok to make the users email their username?

I was checking out this website called Swagbucks and found that they make their users email address their username? Do users like this practice? Do they care enough about their username? When I ...
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Which is better to disable, the confirm e-mail field or the sign up button?

Background I'm working on an application where users have to use a specific email domain to sign up (Either @a.com or @b.com. Anything else gets rejected). In order to prevent my users from going ...
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Enticing users to join a paid subscription

my client reached out to me with a dilemma...as part of their mobile app, their is a monthly subscription service that shows you customized tutorials on how to apply make up etc.... problem: how can ...
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What's the best way to validate an invited user via email that another user provided?

User 1 is an account administrator and can create (invite) other users on the account. User 1 inputs an email address for User 2. User 2 receives a welcome email at that address with a link to ...
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How to handle sign in with e-mail after Facebook sign up

My website has 2 different types of sign up/ sign in for user accounts: Facebook and e-mail. If an user has an e-mail account, he provides us with his e-mail and creates a password, while Facebook ...
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Linking multiple third-party accounts for a mobile app?

My user wants to access personal content from her Spotify, Soundcloud and other third-party accounts through one native mobile application. Imagine a music player for any personal library. The ...
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Single View Sign Up or Multi-View Sign Up?

Is there any research on whether users prefer a single sign up view over a multi-view sign up process? What is your take on this?
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No-refresh sign up style

I'm developing an web site where the sign up flow has three steps. I'm deciding between two designs. The first approach would be to have a single page, eg. site.com/sign-up, and use JavaScript to ...
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What are the drawbacks of a sign up form with fewer button clicks?

I have a UX dilemma regarding a sign up process I'm trying to create. In essence the idea behind the sign up form is to have fewer button clicks as the UX of the sign up is split over entering your ...
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What type of preventing duplicate registration do you use?

Our project is a catalog of B2B goods. There are 2 types of companies: free and paid. The problem is that 'free' companies cheat and create one more company with another name and contact data. They do ...
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Are these too many options for a login screen?

Are these too many options for a login screen? Should I try to find a way to present them in separated screens, or show hide different options with an animation? I have the feeling that this ...
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Social sign up or a short field?

hi, I have a very simple form to get users signed up. My MD (not the brand stakeholder) wants to use social sign-in as he thinks it's easier. I feel that because this is a small form, users are ...
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Is Email Verification on Mobile App Sign up a bad UX? [duplicate]

We have a user sign up form in our product. In web version we have a email verification process. We will send a verification mail with an activation link after sign up. Now we have a mobile app for ...
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Should i use modal dialog or separate page for login and signup?

Is it OK to use modal dialog for Login and sign up? Or should i always use a separate url.com/login and url.com/signup?
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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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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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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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Show functionality prior to sign up?

I am building a list where logged in users have the ability to add to this list. Accordingly, there is an add new button to do so. For the best, most seamless experience, should this button be ...
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Asking a user their Drivers License Number on a sign up form

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I already know this is terrible UX for the user but I wanted to get your feedback as I cannot find any examples or data to ...
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Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?

Someone came up with this proposed behavior recently and I haven't been able to find examples of services working the same way. I have to say I don't really like it, but can't put my finger on a ...
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252 views

Token based vs URL based email verification [duplicate]

For email verification during user registration which method would be better if we are taking following (or more - which I am missing) points: From user point of view Authenticity - Fear of ...
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Is it bad UX to reload a page during signup?

During a sign up process for my web app, a full page reload is necessary after some processing that happens in AJAX (the user sees a loading animation for a few seconds, then the reload happens). ...
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Visitors don't complete registration

A lot of visitors access the registration page, but only 46% complete the registration. Is this a good ratio? Does anybody have any references or research that determines the ratio?
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Best practices for a low threshold signup to a discussion board with sensitive content

I'm working on a discussion board for a sexual health site. We want it to be a safe place for people to ask and get answers/discussion on sensitive topics of sex, relationships, and rights. We want ...
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Soft “required” form field?

Has anyone ever seen or heard of this approach to a signup page? So the idea is the "Phone number" is not required, however when trying to submit the empty field you would get this message/option ...
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How does signing up / logging in with social media accounts alter user behaviour?

Assuming logging in with Facebook/Google etc. gives the social media company access to and ability to record all the interactions of the user on your website, how does this affect the behaviour of the ...
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Single user registration vs multiple users registration form

I'm working on a registration process and have wireframed a single user registration process (see below my wireframes). We want to promote our product and encourage users to invite others. In a first ...
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346 views

Accordion registration form - Should the user be able to go back to the previous step?

I'm working on a step by step registration form. We are exploring an accordion style approach at the moment. (Below are my wireframes.) Because we are using inline validation, the user cannot go to ...
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In Single Sign On what does SAML “enabled” control do or mean?

I am currently working on the redesign of SSO signup process/form and want to understand what enabling SAML control implies. The rationale being that if an organisation does not have SSO enabled the ...
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What's the difference between 'sign up' and 'sign in' with Facebook? [duplicate]

In Airbnb, I see that the user can 'sign up' with Facebook or 'sign in' with Facebook. What is the difference between sign up and sign in? Do these options actually perform different actions?
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Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?

I have a hypothesis that I have no idea how to test other than lots of observational testing, but perhaps someone has covered this already. On signing up to a new service and being presented with the ...
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How to ensure users can't sign up for multiple accounts?

I'm working on a web app right now which users will normally have to pay to use, but I want to also offer a short demo period (haven't settled on how long yet, but somewhere between 1 day and 1 week). ...
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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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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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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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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 ...