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What I am about to suggest is merely what came to mind as a solution that I would use when I read your question, so clearly you may not find any related research or material to substantiate it. I am specifically addressing the question "When you have live form validation, where should an error (or success) message appear in relation to the form element?" ...


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I think a lot of error messages these days make users anxious. User anxiety can cause users to abandon your form. You don't have to always use an alarming red and emphasize the user screwed up to get your message across. You can make your error messages more reassuring so that users will feel more comfortable completing your form. After all the goal is to ...


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I'd go this way: Post an update [Link] [Comment] [Movie] (Optional) – Gives an idea that other two are required, but not forcing to fill both of them [Submit] – Disabled until link or comment is filled Now I can't think of any error case, can you?


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I could not comment to the question since I am not reputable enough yet. It would make a difference if filling both fields creates additional value for you. Do you prefer the users to fill in both but you allow them to fill in only one or it is enough for you if you have one of the info.


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There are a few things you can do up front, such as be clear that the input expects a number. Or simply not accept inputs that aren't numbers (if they type characters just ignore them). To dissect your options a bit more: Your first three (number is expected/required, value should be a number) are good. They call out that a number is something you need to ...


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Are the ads targeted towards new visitors, or in capturing e-mails for existing visitors? Existing visitors will probably be happy to offer feedback on the site, especially if you lower the resistance to something like an inline comment form, rather than send email + receive survey + fill out survey. (It takes more engineering work, sure, but then you don't ...


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First thing, you need to group your alternative fields together. It will be a hassle for a user to move around back to the first field if he doesn't want to fill the third field. You should not move the user up and down the form for filling the details. It should be a top down approach. So I would suggest you to group your link and comments fields together. ...


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Since your process involves more than one page and some data is linked, you can not provide an instant response for the validation status, which is desirable, so I see three options Modify your form so the related fields are on the same page Add an explanation informing the user about the mechanics of validation and present a unique page at the end with ...



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