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Authentication - Do you make the logged in state clear?
  v3.0 Posted at 11/06/2014 3:55 PM by Rebecca Liu

Remember to make the "logged in" state clear enough to help the user know the current state.

sample of logged in page
Figure: Bad Example on Web form - The user is logged in, but it isn't very clear
sample of logged in page
Figure: Good Example on Web form - It's clear that the user is logged in
sample of logged in form
Figure: Bad Example on Win form - The user is logged in, but it isn't very clear
sample of logged in form
Figure: Good Example on Win form - It's clear that the user is logged in
sample of logged off page
Figure: Good Example on Web form - Logged off state
MetroLoggedIn.jpg
Figure: Good Example – Metro UI’s new logged in state

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