Large Textboxes.

Something I’ve seen on a few sites lately is really large textboxes on signup/sign in forms. I’m not sure how I feel about them. In most cases, sites have used this fairly effectively with only a few fields requiring entry. But when I’m on my 13” Macbook Pro, I have to scroll to see the submit button at the bottom.

Gemcutter Signup Screen

The other thing that large textboxes does is eliminate other possibilities for these pages, like using the sign up form as a qualifier. Joshua Porter, the author of that article also recently gave a presentation that has really inspired me lately. Highly recommended.