Are you new to web design?
Are you creating web projects for yourself or other people?
You will, no doubt, get to work on website user experience and login or registration forms in particular. In this article, we will explore why your HTML5 CSS3 website needs such a form, what it should look like, and where you can get one for free.
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How can you tell that you’ve done a good job creating a login form?
Below, I’m listing the points you should focus on to create good user experience with your form.
Without a label, no one will know what they are expected to do with a certain field and what kind of data they are supposed to enter. The fields look similar, and you don’t want your site visitors to be busy guessing where to do what. Add labels.
The inputs should be easily noticeable on the page and pleasant to the eyes. Users should not be made to cramp text into small fields. The inputs should not require too much navigating with the mouse, the process should be nice and smooth and all the typed text should be visible to the user.
You need to link your labels to particular input fields. On a smaller screen, clickable labels work best. Where it is not possible to make such a label, make sure that the field itself is large enough for the mobile user to view it comfortably.
When users will be submitting their entries, they should find your Call-to-Action button right away and be enticed to click by its design. The buttons should be big enough and the call to action must be clear and personalized. Don’t just call it a “Submit” button; add a name that points out the purpose of the action, like “Log in”, “Sign-up”, “Join us”, etc.
It’s much better when users don’t have to do additional work like clicking on tabs or links to sign-in. If your page readily shows the input fields, more people will be drawn to give you their data.
Have you ever typed your email into a form only to find out that you are using the wrong one? It’s annoying. Make sure it’s crystal clear where the registration form is and where you can sign in with an existing account. It’s better not to show two forms at the same time to avoid confusion.
Social login is fast and easy, especially when a particular website is used many times a day. Give your users the chance to login via external resources but never make it the only option. There will always be people who are not willing to share their social media account details.
If you do want your visitors to remember their login details, don’t ask them to come up with usernames. They will forget them, I promise.
Remember how many times you yourself misspelled your passwords. Always give users an option to see what they are typing into the box. And of course, mobile users will have to be very, very careful to enter the password with a smaller keyboard without mistakes. Help them by creating a “Show password” checkbox.
It’s not even a question whether they will forget their passwords, they will. The “Forgotten your password?” option should be safe and easy to find under stress. Make sure users get the instant password reset emails and think about adding security questions or two-step mobile authorization.
Now that you know what to look for in a form, let’s look at this wonderful selection of login tools that you can get for free.
The author used tabs and moving form labels in this modern and minimalistic form. It is neutral, so the design will be a perfect fit for any kind of website.
This one is a nice example of how an awesome design interacts with the user to create a special kind of experience.
Responsive Login Form
This is a bright and attractive tool suitable for all kinds of projects. The form is adaptable and responsive.
Flat design is forever trendy. Adapt this product to fit your site or web apps and you will get a 2-in-1 form for both login and registration.
This nice and minimalistic design is for WordPress. Just look at the gradients. By the way, the author says that he made this one to block the front page of his many projects and it works great. Check for yourself!
This one includes simple animation and works beautifully for different web resources.
This colorful form opens up when you hover over it. The author promises us more invisible sign-in forms soon, so let’s stay updated.
Nothing extra in this one, just a stylish sign-in page design.
The invisible registration panel will appear when clicked on. Select the blue tab on the right and enter your registration details.
What a beauty! This is a minimalistic yet very nice form with subtle lines on a stylish background.
This one was created when experimenting with sign-in forms. It works alright though, and is a unique choice. Check out the details!
This is a nice form with an icon and bright visuals. We are expecting a switch to the sign-up panel for this form soon.
I like this one for the color combination and bold types. This is an improved version from the PSD made by TemplateMonster! Check it out here.
Wow, and here we have a video on the background! Also, check out the nice flat design.
This is a perfect tool to be used with Bootstrap templates. It will adapt to them without any issues.
For the lovers of flat design, here’s a nice and simple form that offers a good UI.
A great form with multiple page effects. There are pseudo-elements rotated with CSS3. With this theme, it’s easy to submit and validate data.
A masterpiece! Here’s a dynamic animated form for WordPress. Get it and imagine yourself as Tony Stark launching a blog!
A nice and functional form made using WordPress colors.
Here’s a very original design with 3D elements when showing the password.
One more example of a CSS3 form made with flat design. It has several working tabs and a nice clickable button.
Here’s another awesome tool with a big flat-design spider icon and ripple effect.
A very basic design rendered in contrasting colors. It is good for any project.
Nothing too special about this one; just a good, usable form for your new site.
I like this lightweight and a little old-school design. The form works fine and leaves a sweet cartoon-like impression.
This is a very nice and simple invisible form that opens up when you hover over it. It’s perfect for those who appreciate animation and flat design.
This neutral form will be a perfect fit for any web project. It has an awesome material design solution that comes absolutely free.
A dynamic transparent design sign-in form. The invisible panel appears once you click on an icon.
Look at this naive sign-in design that looks really cute and performs all the functions you would expect from such a tool.
This one features great CSS3 transitions and transparent panel design. The form will look awesome on any background.
Check out this beautiful pop-up form for social media or email login. Sign-up fields appear after you click on the right button.
A beautiful monocolor sign-in form. The fields are dynamic, and there is some animation when you click on the Login button.
Here’s a simple sign-in form designed with data entry prompts and elements.
How about this dynamic and colorful form for sites and games? The clouds move at different speeds, so it resembles the Parallax effect. Check out the details!
This one was created with Bootstrap Modal. A beautiful panel rendered in color gradients appears when you press the sign-in button.
A pretty and minimalistic form designed for a corporate site or a business app.
This is a simple flat design form that features CSS3 animation. It is flexible and fit for less demanding web design projects.
This one features a very beautiful sign-in panel with textured design. After you enter the right details, a Successful Login panel appears and you can see the user’s name and picture. The form is very interactive and dynamic.
This one features a nice coffee cup icon and some snazzy CSS animation. Check it out!
A very deep sign-in form, it interacts with you as you enter your data. Check out the rotating block with the username and password fields.
This cutting-edge design features bright snake field highlights. This effect looks like neon lights. Check it out for yourself!
A nice form with CSS3 validation, checkboxes, viewable password, and siblings selectors.
One more Tony Stark masterpiece for your cartoon universe! It is very dynamic and impressive.
This one features multiple CSS elements. After successful login, the user’s name and avatar become visible.
The form features HTML, SASS, and Jquery elements. Check out the bright shapes and nice clickable buttons.
An interactive form rendered with neon gradients. The fields appear in view after you press the user’s avatar image.
A very stylish black sign-in form with a shiny visual effect! It will brighten up any strict corporate site.
This is a big sign-in form with additional panels. It is responsive, so you will enjoy its UI on any screen.
Here is another black minimalistic login form with a nice texture.
Check out this deep blue Facebook sign-in form for your next web project. It features HTML, SASS, and CSS3 elements.
A very sleek and youthful login form with SVG elements and blurred background. Note the awesome typography!
Look at this bright design inspired by the jungle. The form has two vertically placed panels with multiple sign-in options.
See the Pen Dark login form with #user #profile animation in the background. #html5 #form #login @greenshock #less by Ignacio Correia (@igcorreia) on CodePen.
This awesome form has a dynamic background. The panel looks minimalistic yet bright and shiny on such a background.
This big panda will watch your cursor as you move it on the page. The form is very interactive and makes you want to stay on the website and play with it for some time. It features pretty CSS transitions and very nice UI elements. Check them out!
This simple looking 3D form will surprise you with rotation as you fill the fields with your login and password.
Here’s a nice sign-in form for simple WordPress projects. Check out the neon color gradient effects on the sign-in button.
This awesome dynamic form built on Bootstrap has a pop-up login panel and a rich background.
This one is a hide and show sign-in form with a striking design.
A very dynamic design that features changing neon backgrounds and a rotating Parallax panel.
A minimalistic and pretty login form for paper style layouts.
A massive and bright social media and email sign-in form will help you create an attractive and functional site.
Here you can choose to mask your password and see the new password field emerge.
Check out this awesome form that features a slider. You can choose either sign-in or sign-up options and see the panels move to the side.
This nice and simply coded form allows speedy registration in just a few seconds. It features a 3D button and dynamic fields.
See the Pen Brutalist Inspired Login Form with HTML5 Pattern Validation by Nikki Pantony (@nikkipantony) on CodePen.
This old-school style sign-in form was inspired with Brutalist. It looks impressive! It features flat visual effects and data validation.
Notice this very beautiful form with an SVG image and field animation. If your site has to do with football, this tool is for you.
This sign-in form is far from generic. It is a perfect solution for flat site designs.
A color-rich and beautiful example of material design used in login forms. The fields are nicely animated, and the panel features social media login options.
If you like sliders, check out this form. The panel with additional login options slides into view when clicked upon.
This CSS-only sign-in form features sign-in and register option panels rendered in gradients with nice animation.
Want to bubble up your site? This form offers pretty animation and dynamic transitions for your new site.
Here’s another great solution for a business site. Here we have a nicely designed form with dynamic fields and a side panel.
One more 3D form with rotating blocks. We can’t get enough of this awesome design concept!
A beautiful and simple login form rendered in deep blue hues.
Check out this bright and tasty-looking form with social media options available on the additional panel that emerges when you press the “Oh, social?” link.
You can’t miss this rather simple form because of its awesome animated element. The fields are transparent, and you won’t be able to stop looking at the background abstract shape.
A glass-like design with glimmering animation to toggle when valid and invalid data is entered. This design will work best with a high-tech or corporate website.
A simple design with changing colors, a cute button, and impressive dynamic transition to the “Forgot your password?” panel.
A very pretty design rendered in contrasting colors. The toll can be used for the site of a web app.
Here’s a smart two-in-one design concept. You get a sign-in button and a search field all in one tool. The fields are transparent while the background is very impressive.
The panel emerges when you press the big red button. Here’s a minimalistic login form with nice animation.
This interactive sign-in concept offers rotating panels and other CSS 3D effects.
A bright login form enhanced with CSS. The design doesn’t have many extra details but will work perfectly fine for simpler projects.
You’ll love this colorful and cute sign-in design inspired by Instagram. The form is responsive; it will adapt nicely to any screen size.
This one offers beautiful vertical wave animation. Make sure you check it out!
A very vanilla-looking design with simple animation.
This form will surprise you with an original slider - the sign-in fields appear under the front panel that opens up when hovered upon.
A nice split-screen design where a big sliding panel appears from the side of the front one. The form offers social media sign-in options.
A very beautiful login form with a transparent panel and amazing birds in the background. It also has social media login options.
Press the Login button and see the panel materialize with CSS effects. A simple and nice design.
In this form, the eyes of the character follow the cursor and her smile changes. The design features field highlighting and other interactive effects. Overall, it looks very cheerful. Check it out!
An uncomplicated form with simple animation. Still very nice!
A fresh-looking sign-in form that has all it takes: dynamic fields, toggles, social media options. This one is made using JQuery animation.
An original sign-in concept where you can slide the toggle to reveal the password.
Here we have a minimalistic login form with validation against mock data.
Here’s an awesome animated 2-in-1 form that features both Sign-in and Register panels. It’s very simple and functional.
A unique dark transparent design with bright red elements. There are also sign-in, register, and password renewal panels.
A colorful and cheerful sign-in form with nice animation.
A mobile-friendly login widget placed vertically enhanced with CSS3 effects and JQuery validation.
A very adaptable form with multiple sign-in options.
This material design form features Angular JS and CSS3 animations for both sign-in and sign-up. Make sure you open the demo to appreciate the work.
And finally, the big dynamic sign-in form for users and developers. It looks bright and impressive while offering multiple social login options.
Wow, that was a huge selection. Thank you for reading!
I hope that you have found what you were looking for.
If you liked the article, please share your feedback in the comments!
If we’ve missed out on something important, please let us know in the comments too!
The login form is not a must. However, it could be very useful to make membership on your site available. If you want users to create accounts on your site you need to add a login form and this article will tell you how to make it right.
It depends on how big is your login form. If you want to collect lots of data about users – lead them to a special page. And if not – a pop-up form will be quite enough. Also, you should keep in mind that users don’t like big forms.
Sure. Even the developers with huge experience use pre-made code – it is much faster than making if from the ground up.