Lost Password Page
Just had an experience which shows that I think to much like a developer and not enough like a member of the public.
I'm maintaining a website which has a simple username + password login mechanism. From time to time users forget their passwords. There is a "reset my password" feature, this emails them a new password and encourages them to login and subsequently change their password through the user details page. The user details page is (I thought) pretty typical and simple..
Old Password : __
New Password : __
New Password (again) : __
What could go wrong? Apparently this page doesn't work. It always says that the password is wrong.
Turns out what I know as "Old"
The users (understandably when you think about it), think their "Old" password is the one they've forgotten
and the "New" password is the new one they've just been emailed
A problem that should be easy to solve just by changing the wording I hope..#developer #website #coding