Captchas are a terrible user experience.
They put the onus of spam protection on the visitor filling out the form and, personally, show me how lazy you are as a site administrator. There are a hundred different ways you can protect your site from spam on the server side – why would you forego these options and force your visitors to jump through additional hoops?
Instead of using a captcha, let’s look at two passive things you can add to a form to reduce spam. [Read more...]