form design

18 Apr 2012 - 11:37pm
2 years ago
11 replies

Debates about web form design

I'll shortly be giving a talk that plans to address some of the most commonly debated elements of web form design.

I know what questions I get asked over and over again, but want to make sure my view isn't biased. So I'd like to hear from you. 

What debates — about competing approaches to the design of web forms, not general considerations per se — have you been involved in?

7 Jan 2012 - 5:25am
3 years ago
6 replies
Shivanand R Yerva

Form values turning to edit mode on click

I have a form with labels displayed on left hand side and values displayed on right hand side. When the user clicks on a value field it turns into an editable field. I would like to know the pros and cons of the usage of this design pattern? Attaching the screenshots for reference.





31 May 2011 - 3:29pm
3 years ago
10 replies

EITHER mail OR phone required in a form?

I have a client that is requiring EITHER a phone number OR email in exchange for some valuable whitepapers. Has anyone experimented with conditional validation that requires one of the two fields?

I wonder how to even inform users that we need one or the other. I could just as easily require email and make phone optional if this is a bad idea. My only thought is that users who would rather receive a phone call might not want to provide their email address and abandon the form.

5 Nov 2010 - 4:48pm
4 years ago
4 replies

Retype password field error rates

If I have a 'password' field and a 'retype password' field, how many users will type in mismatching passwords?

Does anyone know a typical error rate?

I need to know this so I can reliably determine how many users got other errors in the password fields due to password rules (not long enough, old password, etc.)


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