Questions tagged [addresses]

An address is a location in a space, at which a particular person, device or location may be found. Addresses are usually assigned systematically, and may follow particular conventions depending on the medium or general location.

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How many characters should typical address fields allow on an international website?

On an HTML form, What is the maximum amount of characters that should be allowed for: Street Address 1 Street Address 2 Town/Suburb State/Province (I would have drop downs for main countries, but I ...
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Best input method for 5 or 9 digit ZIP codes

I am designing a form where the client wants to required a 5 digit zip code, with 9 digits being optional. I can think of a couple ways to deal with this. 1) Just plain old regex accepting 5 digit ...
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Should a preview be added to an address form?

Task The user wants to correct an address. The wrong address is displayed on the left and the user can enter or correct the address on the right in the address form. Edit: Context The addresses ...
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Form input - Follow expected sequence or offer field validation?

Validation opposed to expectations My team proposed to change the usual sequence of an address form. They want to put the country before the other address fields so they can validate the following ...
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Why there is no “Forgot Email”?

I noticed, if you forget your password, you need to click "Forgot Password". But if no other way while that multiple email address inputs still doesn't work. They don't provide us an access to Account ...
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Address Autocomplete - Shouldn't city come before street?

Most address forms in e-commerce (or anywhere) look like this: The street always comes before the city/postal code. I guess that's simply because that's what we're used to. The accepted answert to ...
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How to best combine browser and custom autocomplete functionalities?

When creating address forms, it is a common practice to provide autocomplete functionality for city and street names loaded from some external API. How to best combine this with built-in browser ...
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Order of address, city, country in form

Is there any specific usability reason why the standard order of form elements for entering an address is this order: address address 2 city country Wouldn't it make more sense to go the reverse ...
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Address Form - Best Practice

In my application, I have a web-form for creating a "New Company" object. Each Company has a name and an Address field. The address field should (but not have to) be composed from these fields: - ...
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Canadian Postal Code Input field

The Canadian postal codes is formed from 3 letters and 3 numbers, interposed. Example: M1K 3H7 The Canadian postal code is quite tricky for a user to enter into an input form field, especially on ...
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Addresses in Checkout Steps

So I faced a certain challenge and that is address management in checkout steps, apart from the ability to add an address and edit one. The question comes in two folds : Should a customer be able ...
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Are single field address acceptable?

Shipping addresses should have multiple fields for address line 1, address line 2, city, state/province, and zip/postal code. This is of course pretty standard. However, what if the information for ...
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Label for street number+name vs. full address

My user gets to choose between using data they've already entered or using custom data on a one-off basis. When viewing the previously entered data, Address refers to the entire address of the ...
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Should I store ZipCode on Storage?

I'm working on an e-commerce website and there is the zip code field (in Brazil we call it CEP) that is a data that can be very usefull, for example, I can get most of the address information (city, ...
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Why is the Google Maps Places Autocomplete API so uncommon in signup forms, but so common in search?

When looking at signup forms, the standard is always to break it down in address, house number, city, zip code, country; all in separate input fields for the user. But when you look at search on ...
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Should I show users their IP address?

I run a small cybersecurity blog, with a big focus on privacy and anti-tracking. I have a prominent statement at the top of my homepage that there is no tracking on the site (which is true). One idea ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?

Some backstory: I ran in the Stack Overflow election, and lost. Poor me. The SE gods took pity upon me, though, and sent me a link to a form where I could give them an address and they would send me ...
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How do I get people to stop typing the state into the city field?

I have a form with city, state and country fields. The design makes the user select the country, then state, and then if the item is not found, they type the name of the organization, followed by ...
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Why are there two Address lines in Address forms?

Experience and a quick Google Images search suggests that it's standard to provide two fields for Address/Street. A colleague argues that it's perceived as two alternative addresses, and that the fact ...
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Use only “street address” and zip fields for credit card form to meet AVS?

I have a credit card form where the only two fields of the address we need to collect are "Street Address" and "Zip". Would the reduced friction of fewer fields (I would drop city, state, address2 ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

Most people these days sign up for websites at where they live rather than on public/work computers. So, on forms that require the user to enter their address, should they be filled in by default with ...
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Ordering UK Regions (NUTS)

I'm designing a form that requires me to collect a user's region using the NUTS 1 standard for the options. At the moment I'm ordering by the NUTS 1 Code which gives this: NUTS 1 Regions North East ...
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Designing an address form for U.S. and international addresses

I am tasked with designing an address form that will function with U.S. as well as international addresses. There are multiple instances where our application may ask for an address. Also, the person ...
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How To Order States and Countries Drop Down Menus

I have a form where someone would fill out an address for someone, but the form isn't the most efficient to use because eventually a state and a country are a required selection (assuming that the ...
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Address Autocomplete: Manual or Autocomplete

We are currently under going a re-design in a a sign up process for getting your house connected to electricity and natural gas. The first step asks you to enter your address in a number of fields as ...
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UX to speed up Address entry by typing in the zip code first?

The zip code itself has a lot of information in it to speed up and auto-complete address information on the fly. Not to mention it has a nicer number only keyboard on all systems. Are there any ...
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Why we need 'county' on UK address forms

Inspired by the US equivalent here For UK address forms, I am struggling to find good enough reasons to keep a 'county' field, especially as my projects delivery options are not location determined. ...
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What is the best way to add a different billing address in a e-commerce website?

I'm a UX designer, actually working on a e-commerce website template. Here are my doubts : When users want to buy a product, the moment they are doing the address form, if they want to receive the ...
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How important to indicate what's the address was selected before?

Here is an use case. Customer is on checkout page and decides to change his/her default address. He/She clicks to "Edit" and see a popup with list of saved addresses Question: How is important to ...
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Show a district map below an address

My web application references places (bars, restaurants..). The main page of the app is a map with pushpins, when you click on a pushpin, a popup opens up, then you can click on "more details" to ...
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Is address line 1 + address line 2 an anti-pattern? [duplicate]

The typical address block on a form contains two fields for address: Address ------------------------------- | | ------------------------------- Address Line 2 -----------...
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Ecommerce site that needs fairly precise physical address to show availability

Imagine an ecommerce site which must know the user's location in order to check the availability of items. Unfortunately, it cannot have a first guess with IPs, because the availability can change ...
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Shipping address layout

Is there any layout recommended for shipping/mailing addresses for an ecommerce website? Currently I have all the shipping addresses out on 1 page along with the account details of the user, which ...
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Adding new address in tabs

In a web application I am building, I need to allow users to add multiple contact addresses to their account. The form for adding one address is quite long and I would like to avoid modals for this. ...
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Should US State be a dropdown or text field

For address entry forms, should "State" be a text field or a dropdown? Personally, I find a 2-character text field to be much faster to fill out than selecting from a dropdown. However, the majority ...
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Address entry as a single textarea [duplicate]

I am building a ecommerce checkout flow and am looking for best practices for the billing/shipping entries. Every site I use and every one I've looked at for inspiration has the address entries as a ...
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Designing a Geographic Form with Multiple Input Fields

I have a form that allows the user to input their geographic origin. The origin is broken down into 4 specific categories: City, State, Province, Country. The province input field would apply more ...
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Street address confirmation

I'm trying to design the best way for an existing customer to confirm their street address and these are the two designs I have come up with. Method A I like this because it's easy to read and they ...
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Address form, field for “region”

I've done some research and found that each country has its own way of subdividing the country into smaller parts. Examples: Departments (France) States (USA) Provinces (Netherlands) Counties (UK) ...
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Re-Use Address Selection

I am interested in finding any research or good examples of offering users to 'Re-Use' a previously entered address when compiling their personal details. I am working on a new web application which ...
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A user's input doesn't match what he think it is

I'm new to UX design, got a question bothering me for some days Hope you guys can give some tips Prolem: my app is kinda a calendar app with a map, and I pull data from a user's native calendar, an ...
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Allowing non-Latin characters in address fields?

I'm building a site which will allow users to enter physical street addresses. My primary target audience is US-based but I'd like the site to be global and also accommodate an international audience ...
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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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Should microformats be used over the <address> tag?

I have been working on a webpage that contains many mailing addresses contained in <address> tags. Currently I have been looking into using microformats to "enrich" the present addresses ...
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How to design an experience so users can identify data in an application instead of leaving the app and then manually enter the info

Does anyone know if there any reliable 3rd party APIs in which store Hotel Name, Addresses, and phone numbers? The same goes for Airports. The reason why I ask this is because I am building an ...
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Postal Address Autocomplete

There are quite a few fields to fill in, and I can't make up my mind regarding how should the autocomplete functionality work. I found 2 or 3 other similar questions here, but they didn't help me with ...
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What is the best format to capture addresses for a universal user-base?

What is the best and most usable format to capture address information from a universal user base? I was thinking to have the system detect the country by IP address and have that selected by default, ...
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Users Entering Email Address Instead of Mailing Address (Web Form)

Are there any recommended ways to encourage/remind users to enter their mailing address instead of email address into webforms when appropriate? We have been having this problem way more than I would ...
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How should one refer to their social network profiles in prints?

In case a person has many different social network profiles, what is the proper way of referring to those profiles in a work that is meant to be printed or may be viewed as an image? For example one ...
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Inputting addresses using autocomplete

I have a web application where the user will need to fill many addresses (a few users entering the addresses of other people). It uses autocomplete to speed things up and to reduce duplication (the ...