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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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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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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After registering should the user be sent to the page they came from or to a welcome page?

After a user signs up for a website, what would be more user friendly: redirect them to the page they came from (if they did) or send them to some sort of a "welcome" page? I currently have my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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489 views

How should I ask users for their location and preferences?

I am building a website (non-commerce) that relies heavily on user's location and user's preferences. Think of it as a map where you want to see where your friends are, closest events you might ...
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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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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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Text for email address validation!

When validating email address on sign-up/login page which is the right grammar? "Please insert a valid email address." OR "Please enter a valid email address." OR just "Invalid email address." ...
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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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523 views

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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212 views

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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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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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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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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Home page with two types of profile signup

I'm working on a site where it offers online service for two types of users ("service providers" and "service seekers"). Users are required to signup with the type of profile they belong to. We are in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ideal login / password / signup page for editing account

I am trying to design a simple login and password signin dialog box that pops in on the same page. I don't want the user to navigate AWAY from the page to login. I am looking for examples of sites ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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, ...
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implementing user account without alias?

We have an educational project ranging from 17 year-old students to 27 year-old students in which we need to have a registration process in place. I recommended not to use any alias for the username ...
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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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Is Facebook Connect encouraging users to signup?

If you have 2 websites, one with Facebook Connect button prominent on the homepage, the other one displays Facebook only if you click or mouseover on signup link/button. Do you think people will more ...
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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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Adoption rate of Phone Verification in Sign Up form?

Of late we could see Phone Verification method is used in account registration forms so as to prove one is not a robot (e.g., Google signup form). So how popular is it's adoption rate? And how much it ...
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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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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 ...