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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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 up"...
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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 (a)...
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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 ...
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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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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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Login/register: How to balance ease-of-use, number of clicks, and appearance?

I'm working on a new design for the log in or register page, and since we have some very unique constraints, this might be the first time I've done one of these pages that isn't reinventing the wheel. ...
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Signing up for a site. Finishing progress after step 1 of 4. What/How to indicate?

EDIT: Screenshots will be added soon to better explain the problem I got a four step progress on a website signup page and have a 4 stepped progress bar to indicate where the user is currently at: ...
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How should a website handle signup for two types of accounts?

For instance, say a site is for merchants and consumers; people should either sign up as a merchant or a consumer – they require two different forms located on different pages. From the home page, ...
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What is the best Register / Sign Up text for submit buttons on forms?

On a Register / Sign Up form, what is the best copy for the submit buttons (Statistically proven if available). Contextually speaking, the register / sign up process in question is part of a pop-up / ...
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Automatic agreement to terms of service

Is it acceptable (or even legal) to have "I agree to the terms and service" checkbox automatically checked when a new user signs up with our website? I'm trying to convince the person in charge to not ...
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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 a user signing up for a Browser Certificate / Client Certificate?

A client certificate is something that is used with TLS/SSL to increase security of the HTTPS session. There are two parts to this The user needs to create the certificate, have it approved (which ...
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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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Facebook connect vs existing account - How to link those two?

Since we have introduced FB connect to our web page, we have noticed that users became confused a lot and a significant number of users began to have multiple accounts. After they log in somehow (via ...
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Sign-up: Does the “confirm email” field work?

How many people sign up with a wrong (mistyped) email address when: you have a "confirm email" field you don't have a "confirm email" field There is a very similar question on ux.se but it doesn't ...
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What happens when users register?

Usually when users register on a site does the email confirmation contain their username and password? When the user clicks the activation link does it make the user sign in or deep link them into a ...
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What fields to drop from the registration form?

Our current registration form is too long and some fields should be omitted. All of these look important except 'Tell us something about yourself.' Currently used fields are: User Password Company ...
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Sign up: Double opt-in still best practice? What about mobile?

Everybody knows the normal registration process: Fill in sign up form Wait for email Click confirmation link in email Done (signed in & confirmation by email) IMO this process works because ...
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Signup / Login global navigation links appearing on Signup / Login page?

I'm creating a web application and we have two navigation states - public (logged-out) and logged-in. The public view spans across a number of marketing pages, splash, legal, faq, etc. Within the ...
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My sign-up process has too many options - should I shut some down?

We have a service that involves syncing between devices. You can either: a) sign-up on the web, download the client and sign-in b) download and sign-up within the client c) download a mobile app, sign-...