Tags: signup

The Case for Using Mad Lib Sign Up Forms (Hint: Mad Conversion Increases)

A look at how Huffduffer-style forms might improve “conversion”.

Whatever. Let’s face it: it’s just quite nice when a form isn’t just your typical form (which this article makes a good point of mentioning):

Where the traditional sign up form is a regular, everyday brown cow, the mad lib form is a purple cow - a shiny object. We’re naturally easily distracted by, and drawn to, what’s new or out of the ordinary! Take advantage of that.

NoPassword

I like this passwordless log in pattern but only for specific use cases: when you know that the user has access to email, and when you don’t expect repeat “snacking” visits throughout the day.

Virgin’s Evil Microcopy | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It’s like, how much darker could the pattern be? None. None more dark.

Requiring email and passwords for new accounts - Instapaper Blog

A fascinating explanation of why Instapaper is migrating away from its passwordless sign-up.

VaultPress — Apply for Beta

Another Huffduffer-style sign-up form, this time from the good folks at Automattic. Very cute.

Enhance User Profiles with Google’s Social Graph API [Ruby & Rails]

Some Ruby on Rails code for enhancing sign-up forms using Google's Social Graph API, inspired by Huffduffer.

Log in or sign up? - Leah Culver's Blog

Leah has some great ideas on combing "log in" and "sign up" forms into one.

Moof

The sign up process is using the Huffduffer model. Good to see more human forms in the wild.

Persuading Microsoft to Implement Canvas « Processing.js Blog

The 26 step process required to add +1 to a feature request in IE. Franz Kafka is alive and well and living in Redmond.

Populating forms with YQL, jQuery and Microformats

Demo for a neat piece of code that will auto-populate form fields from an hCard-carrying URL.

hCardMapper - How to use hCards to fill in forms

An open source project for parsing hCards to add to sign-up forms.

SemanticCamp London

You can sign up to February's SemanticCamp by pointing it to a URL with an hCard (or FOAF). Nice.