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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Best way to combine sign in and sign up in the same form?

I want both forms to be extremely simple - sign in much like facebook in the header with 3 inputs side by side - email, password then "sign in" (or is "log in" better?). I also want to USE THE SAME ...
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Forgotten Passwords - is there a real benefit to asking for memorable password hints on signup?

On several signup forms I see fields such as "Choose your Memorable Password Question". Is this actually benifical nowadays? Surely a more secure method if someone forgets their password is to build a ...
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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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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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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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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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Login/sign-up in modal dialogs

I've been working on a web-platform for some time now. As I was writing the usual "Sign-up" and "Login" pages I realized that a whole page was an overkill for such simple tasks so I decided to put ...
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Password field in cleartext

I'm building a mobile web app that will request a bunch of information from the user (name, dob, address, etc) and am trying to cut down as much fields as I can. I've noticed a new trend where mobile ...
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What fields to drop from the registration form?

Our current registration form is too long and some fields should be cut off. In other hands all most of these are looking important excepting 'Tell us something about yourself'. Currently used fields ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...