Strikethrough: Nice UI pattern for sites using the Lazy Registration intreraction pattern from @bokardo

18 Sep

If you’re using Lazy Registration, the strikethrough pattern – showing signup step(s) crossed out – is an excellent way to get the message across. It makes the message blatantly obvious and without ambiguity or complex wording.

At meta level, it’s a good example of one type of pattern (UI design) interacting with another (interaction design). That’s something at the heart of the pattern language concept to me (, hopefully evident in Ajax Patterns (, and the whole reasoning behind patterns as an interdisciplinary bridge.

Josh Porter’s (aka @bokardo) blog is worth reading if you’re interested in this stuff. His new in-progress book – Making Them Care – is all about the signup.


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