Good advice here Nicole.

When I read it I immediately thought of a recent post ( by Mihael Konjević on the very subject of..

“If a user makes a mistake when filling in their details and is met with a robotic ‘invalid error’ message, they feel like they’re the problem.”

You’ll see that Mihael Konjević has done a lot of research specifically on forms and validation. When is the validation happening, when is a field marked as “dirty”, and when are the errors hidden or shown.

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