Don't Overcomplicate Logins
Turnitin is quite a useful site: it automatically checks papers for plagiarism, through some sort of algorithm which I won’t profess understanding of. The thing checks against their now-impressive database of student papers (as many high schools are beginning to require that papers be turned in through the site), as well as, to my understanding, the entireity of the internet. But on their homepage, they’ve taken something very important and done it very wrong.
Namely, the login field. (You may have guessed that from the title of this post.) It’s very annoying, actually.
Why does this bother me so much? Two reasons.
So, new rule: don’t overcomplicate your login forms. Write them into the HTML, so that they load with the rest of the page, and your users’ browsers know to fill in their passwords. It’ll make it a nicer experience for everyone.