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We chose 'log in' for our more technical (vs. consumer) audience, but I
agree that going with the standard that your particular users might see
(~80% makes a 'standard') is the way to go.

On the one word vs two word question: English language usage dictates that
when used as a verb (action), it's 'log in' or 'logged in'. When used as a
noun or adjective (what is your login, or login information) it's one word.
'Sign in' is never one word.

Kathy

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 1:01 PM, David Pope <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Jakob Nielsen said it best: "Users spend most of their time on *other*
> websites" (emphasis mine).
>
> So go look at amazon.com ("Sign In"), yahoo/google mail (both "Sign
> in"), or whatever web site users of your web site are most likely to
> spend time with.
>
> -- David
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion)
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Laurie Roshak
> > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 7:13 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Sign In vs. Login vs. Log In
> >
> > We keep having a debate at my company whether we should use
> > Sign or Log, In or On, and one word or two (e.g. Sign In,
> > Login, Log On, Log In) for a web application. Are there any
> > guidelines for this?
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