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There are a lot of different considerations involved when you are talking about the 'best way' for a user to enter a value, especially when you have many fields and many line items to enter. So rather than to provide an answer, here are some factors that you should take into consideration: Are you aiming for accuracy or speed because what you gain in ...


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In order to allow data to be entered quickly, I would recommend allowing keyboard input, much like an Excel spreadsheet. Pressing enter or tab should advance to the next box to reduce the need for the user to switch between keyboard and mouse. I would however recommended including an up/down button, to make it easy to change values once they have been ...


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Here's a quick sketch of something you can try: You can add multiple websites and hierarchies and make the location field specific to that combination of website and hierarchy. You can also individually close each field. I think it's important let users toggle between multiple combinations that you have, which could also be done easily in this ...


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i would recommend using the parent dropdown as a way of adding new child entries. Then have a delete button for each child element (kind of like how you have it). Remove ALL borders of the child elements and the "Add another ***" buttons. Add some basic animation to the child entries when they appear, for some light flair. DO you have any live examples ...


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Most date and time pickers provide a terrible user experience: they require clicking and scrolling through a large amount of irrelevant dates and/or times. Unless the user needs to keep track of a date relative to those around it on a calendar (for example when planning travel dates), picking dates in a calendar format adds no value. An alternative to using ...


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I agree with the octern that it depends on whether choosing a future date is helpful or not... An example of how this is done today is how Google Analytics shows their date picker. Since there is no valid state for a report of the future they gray out the content:



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