I was working on login experience for our product, and while we have account validation system for newly registered user, by sending an email to the users, I am having a hard time convincing my team to provide a 'Regenerate validation email' link. The Validation emails ofcourse have a expiration time, and there is quite a possibility the user may not access his email to complete his registration immediately.
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):
One thing that's always annoyed me about online store checkouts is
the unnecessary "credit card type" popup menu. There's no reason the
user should have to tell the site whether they have a Visa,
MasterCard, American Express or Discover. This information can be
determined from the card number itself.
* AmEx cards start with 3
* Visa cards start with 4
* MaterCard card start with 5
* Discover cards start with 6
Yet, every site I've seen wastes a few seconds of the user's time
with this choice.