Bringing the Human Touch to the Signup Process

I thought these error messages on the Formspring sign-up form were a nice touch. They add a human element to a process that often feels so impersonal, particularly if the user makes a mistake.

Formspring sign-up form error messages
Formspring sign-up form error messages

Who knows, they may even save a potential registration if that person skips a field for some reason.

Here are the error messages:

  • Username: Pick a username so friends can find you.
  • Passsword: Pick a password. It’ll be our little secret.
  • Email address: Don’t worry. We won’t spam you, bro.
  • Birthday: We love birthdays, when’s yours?

View more examples of login form error messages.