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Re: is it a good idea to have a signUp form on home page?

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From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Date: Apr 28, 2008 12:50AM


Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe wrote:
> Usually on sites one needs to click signUp or register link to reach the signup form.
> Some ppl may be finding it difficult to find these links on the page having lots of links.
> If a quick signup form is provided on the home page of the site; would it be of help to users having special needs?

Not necessarily. What makes you think the signup form will be easier to
find than the signup link? I'd suggest:

1. Minimizing the number of links on the page by creating sub-hubpages
with a selection of relevant links.

2. Using headings to break up the links into sections.

3. Putting the signup link near the beginning of the page.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis