The simplest / minimalist sign up processes is usually the best for the end user. Can you provide some examples.
I need to create a sign up process for 2 types of end users, similar to a job site. Jobseekers and Companies.
Food for thought for a high quality website design, can you provide websites where 2 types of users could sign up and the sign up process was smooth and involved minimal steps and was not intrusive in your experience.
Currently i am opting for the sign up form with limited fields on landing page; email, name, pass, verify pass etc and then continue the registration on another page. Similar to FB and dating sites (im not a dating site). The Piority is to increase user base (sign up), the success is determined by population of users.
I apreciate your time.
Thanks in advance!
I suspect your best chances of success will be to do a little research. Take a look at your competitors sites, sign up to a few to see what works and what doesn't.
Then, try your ideas out by doing mockups in a tool such at the excellent Balsamiq Mockups.
Finally, you could do some user testing using some paper prototyping.
This is a very inexpensive way of being able to work through a few iterations of ideas without spending much money!
Have you taken a look how THIS site is handling this.
This is a widely used approach today, at least in sites that target the up-to-date web users.