Move optional "Name" to the bottom of the signup form


(Gerhard Schlager) #1

Is there any particular reason for the current order of the input fields on the signup form?

Can we move the optional “Name” to the last position?
I think it’s quite unusual that “Username” is followed by an optional field instead of “Password”.

Out of habit I’m always entering the password in the “Name” field. Am I the only one who’s making that mistake again and again?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Conceptually name and username belong together. Having a random field between them would be quite strange.

I suggest maybe hiding the username field via CSS if you don’t want it on the signup form.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #3

I agree with @gerhard, and your point as well. While they both belong together, it does seem odd that there is anything between username and password, optional, connected, or not. What about putting full name above username?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

No – the mandatory field has to be first. Why would you put an optional field above (as in, “this is more important so fill it first”) a required one?


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

By that logic, why is full name above password? Password is required.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

I’mmmmm just gonna close this topic right now. Thanks everyone!


(Jeff Atwood) #7