I wrote this article on innovative techniques to simplify your sign ups and logins and wanted to share it with the interaction design community in hopes to engage in a valuable discussion. We all know there is no one-size-fits-all way to design sign up and login forms, so please keep in mind that these are just ideas.
How do those of you who don't actually write code that is eventually used in
the build (both front-end and back-end) communicate your designs and
Here are two possible options-
1. Static mocks (accompanied with documentation for details)
2. Interactive mocks- HTML/JS, Flash, Prototyping tools like Axure (with
little or no documentation- most interactivity defined by prototype)
We currently use static mocks as a part of the design document, behavior
described in tables adjacent to the mocks.