Last month, Jakob Nielsen wrote a blog post titled “Stop Password Masking” – a usability related article on how password masking on web forms, while providing a degree of “over the shoulder” security, is a step backwards regarding usability. Especially with the ever-apparent increase in the use of mobile devices to access online features.
While working on Configurator
, the backend UI for our new Template Management System, Morph
, we decided on including an option for users to show their password on the login form.
Tags: configurator, jquery, Morph, password, plugins, usability