Or is it because I spent a lot of time in the clunky Triassic era of world wide web – and it all looks easier to me now.
Either way, easy is in. The advent of sharing everything – from your files and photos to your quiz scores and the title of the current song playing on your mac – implies the competition is on: to make sharing easier and make signing-up to share, even more so. I can’t recollect how long the original Facebook sign-up page was, my gut feel it was longer than what it now is. Not always, there are horses for courses, as they say. Sign-up (or Register) for the NYTimes to be counted amongst the ‘TimesPeople’ and you have a combined choice of 25 radio buttons, drop downs, text fields and the usual T&Cs to click, choose, fill-in and click again and again. And they call it ‘easy’!
Here is a hand-picked collection of some sign-up pages, that, for me, redefines the words: quick, simple and easy. Continue reading