Anyone have strong feelings regarding form focus after failing validation on a sign in page? In the wild, form focus seems to vary quite a bit. Some sites remove focus completely and the user must click back into the forms. Others put focus on the incorrect form. While others blow away any information entered and set focus on the username form.
Read through the following examples and insert your expectation (mine are at the bottom):
Would love to hear your thoughts on what is the best time to ask someone to log in/sign up. Do you think it is before they perform the action (for which signing up is required), after they perform the action or as part of the action itself?
We have tried all three on our site and haven't noticed a real difference in our metrics.
Hello everyone. This is my first post on IxDA. :) I've been
developing web applications for a few years now, and usability has
always been a priority, but I have only really started obessesing
about usability in the last year or so.
A colleague and I had a discussion about the maximum number of
elements that should be used in a (select) dropdown menu on a web
He thinks that fifteen is the maximum. Me? I'm not quite sure what
I'm currently working on a project that consists of a fairly lengthy
data entry activity.
Today, this process is done through filling out a series of paper forms,
which themselves are fairly. There is an initial set of forms, and then
depending on how those are filled out, other forms may be required. The
smallest possible set of forms consists of 12 full pages of data.
We are now working to put this process online. The original thinking was
to utilize a stepped process for moving the user through the forms
I just noticed Google Docs has a new feature in the Sharing section of a
spreadsheet, called "Invite people to fill out a form".
It seems to me like a pretty neat way to get online feedback/info from your
users. Of course, it has all the limitations a feedback form has as far as
quality and quantity of information, but I'm thinking it could be useful
when forms is what you need anyway.
For example, I was just in the middle of editing some feedback forms as word
docs (e-mailing is the best shot I have to get any feedback in this