We've noticed on our website that there's no 'quick access' to users accounts, or to know if they are logged in or not. So I've designed:
- A dropdown from the my account header in the navigation with links to the sign in/register page, with some other useful links to things like help portal, track my order etc. And for logged in users the dropdown will display more personal links/info to them based on their shopping behaviour.
- A modal that users can log in through with just 2 input fields, and a link to your register page. For logged in users the icon will be clickable and go to their account page.
Is there any best practice for using either of these? My gut feeling is not using a modal as it's disruptive to a users journey, and the dropdown feels more useful and less intrusive.