Registration forms can have you tearing your hair out. They want every personal detail known to man, moan if you don’t enter them in exactly the right format – and throw up hopelessly vague errors if you get anything wrong.
There truly are some shockers out there. And that’s probably why the good ones stick in your head.
I stumbled upon one just the other day. The sign up form for WordPress.com really is a thing of beauty. It’s clear, straightforward, and only asks you to type in four bits of information.
What’s more, it includes this delightfully playful text that sums up just what we all really think about agreeing to terms and conditions:
“Legal flotsam: I have read and agree to the fascinating terms of service”
I wonder how they got that one past the legal team. Nice work, WordPress.