Quite a few sites are beginning to drop “Remember me on this computer” checkbox and rely on the user to log off.
This is a mistake simply because we can’t rely on users to log off when they are using a public computer. I lost track of how many Gmail and Facebook accounts I found left open at my University’s computer lab.
At the very least leave the “Remember me” checkbox checked by default if you want your app to automatically remember your users.
Below are a few unofficial mock ups for our next login screen.
One of the chaps at 37signals said that writing copy was the quickest way of improving your app’s user interface, but good copy writing is an abstract concept and that’s why the thesaurus is one of the most powerful UI tools.
Case & Point: I asked 37s’ Jason Fried what he thought of my copy change to Sortfolio:
But if I used a thesaurus I would have found an even better solution and avoid getting schooled by Mr. Fried in his next tweet.
Before you ship your next UI run through some of the key words with a thesaurus and see if you can come up with a better copy solution than you already have.