A minor follow-up on identifying credit cards' types
9 Oct 2009 - 9:47am
5 years ago
Recently there was a discussion on the list about whether it was
necessary to require users to select what type of credit card they
This morning I made a donation through the online service causes.com.
As part of that process I entered a credit card number. There was no
field to select card type. Instead the blank space directly below the
input box for my CC number changed in mid-entry to display the message
"Thank you for using your Visa card." The message was right where my
focus of attention was but didn't seem too intrusive.
I thought this was a moderately elegant solution - it's not perfect in
imagine). I wondered what the experience would be like for blind
users - would they hear that message after they finished typing in
their number and tabbed forward?
I also liked the fact that causes.com embedded my name in the URL I
clicked to get to their page so it was pre-filled in the form for me.
Again, not a perfect solution but it shows that they are at least
thinking about the user experience and working to improve it.