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May
27
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
Again, there is no need to choose one or another. You may have one solution for security and usability at the same time - signup.wordpress.com/signup Passwords can be hidden by default and user can unmask it if it is safe. This approach can work perfectly on all forms with passwords or other sensitive data.
May
26
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
Ninjas everywhere ;) And here is the article of the best UX-guy Jacob Nielsen telling that masking password does not increase security and kills usability and cost money to business because of failed logins - nngroup.com/articles/stop-password-masking I believe that in nearest future 1 of these 2 approaches will be dominating. Time will show which approach is better in real life.
May
24
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
Internet Explorer 10 added a toggle password visibility icon for every password field and I never heard the issue of millions accounts were hacked because of spies behind the shoulder during last 3 years ;)
May
23
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
You are talking like if we should choose one or another. User can have toggle visibility button next to password and this will cover security and mistyping issues with one solution - signup.wordpress.com/signup But keep in mind that most of the passwords were not stolen by spies behind your shoulder :)
May
22
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
If user accidentally turned on CAPS_LOCK or switched language than typing "wrong" password twice is not good at all. But unmasking the password will show the issue immediately.
Jul
11
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
@FrankB I'll leave one link instead of hundred words :) launchpad.37signals.com/basecamp
Jul
10
comment Guidelines for designing usability for Japanese elderly
I'll leave a short comment here about usability for elder people as users. Elder users are less familiarity with the unwritten 'rules' of the web. For example many elder users does not knows how to send message without 'submit' button. Also one elder user asked me why password field is masked and he cannot see the password while typing. And also elder users does not like to read text with font size less than 12 pixels.
Jul
8
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
@FrankB "If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse. - Henry Ford" Most part of users does not care about what is set by default, only advanced users does. But almost everyone is annoyed to enter username and password next time while logging in. So it would be better for more part of users to have "remember me" enabled by default.
Jun
26
comment How to show for user that the link is visited?
+1; "Recognition rather than recall" - that was good one, I'll try to remember this principle :)
Jun
26
comment How to show for user that the link is visited?
There are many people who are daltonians (achromate) and they can not distinguish black text and blue link. So that is why it is important sometimes to have underlined links. Mark Zuckerberg is daltonian too by the way.
Mar
29
comment Why users should solve the problem of spam by solving capchas?
@JonW In bold part I mean "maybe it is better for user to solve captcha instead of the user?"
Mar
18
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@TIKSN How often user is registering sitting near his friend? Even if such situation happens user will see after first letter that password is unmasked and will hit the button for mask his password. But even if there are no such button user at least could hide password on the screen with the hand while typing for mask it manually :)
Mar
4
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@kontur I added new image of safe. IMHO now it is looks like more than safe ;)
Mar
4
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@kontur what is your suggestion for "Save" icon?
Feb
4
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski "What is karma?!?!" You have 163 points of reputation, it is your karma - ux.stackexchange.com/users/4374/lee-kowalkowski
Feb
4
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski "OS must stop masking the password, it's not your fight"- I created this topic for people start talking about it and thinking what is better. If developers will not talk about it and will not make it in real projects, than OS maybe will never make this "because nobody talks about it and nobody needs it" :) It is infinite loop which could be started from someone. Many features in web started from web-developers (read about img-tag) and if it is popular and usable, so then W3C make it as a standard.
Feb
4
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski "so a another person could discover it on-screen using autocomplete" - param autocomplete=off could be added to password field. "I don't understand your karma statement" - it was joke that you have 150 karma and you are trying to teach Nielsen what is good for users :) "the Conservative statement did not make sense to me either" - I meant that you are protecting old-school approach. Read this topic, you'll gonna like it too ;) ux.stackexchange.com/questions/20924/…
Feb
2
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski "The WordPress technique doesn't work on IE8" - it is the problem of IE8 and lower. Older IEs cannot change the type of input properly. It was fixed in IE9. "You could do some serious damage" - "masking password" and "encrypting password" is two independent actions and everything depends on browsers behavior but all modern browsers secure this data pretty good. "Jakob made a grave error recommending the checkbox" - you have not so much karma to say such things ;)
Jan
31
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski "you're deviating from standards before they've been set. Not cool." WordPress.com and Jakob Nielsen already changed that 20-years old standards. Or you know better authorities in usability? :)
Jan
31
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@LeeKowalkowski You are so conservative :) If everyone would think like you than we would still use font-tag and meta-keywords. Try to type masked password on phone or on keyboard with erased letters and you will understand which approach is better.