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Stop masking passwords

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 23, 2009

Jakob Nielsen says: stop masking passwords in web input forms.

Usability suffers when users type in passwords and the only feedback they get is a row of bullets. Typically, masking passwords doesn’t even increase security, but it does cost you business due to login failures.

Sing it, brother. It’s even worse on the iPhone…even with the last letter thing that it gives you, I still mistype passwords all the time.

We Work Remotely

The fighting styles of Jakob Nielsen, including

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 02, 2006

The fighting styles of Jakob Nielsen, including Blue Underline Grab, XML Thumb Strike, and Cooper-Style Monkey Strike. Action figures? Anyone?

Jakob Nielsen’s latest Alertbox is about weblog

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 17, 2005

Jakob Nielsen’s latest Alertbox is about weblog usability. I actually think most of these are pretty good, but as with all such guidelines, they are made to be broken.