Category: placeholder

Don’t Use The Placeholder Attribute

Eric Bailey takes a hardline position on <input placeholder>. You might be thinking, as I did: yeah, yeah I know the pitfalls. I’m capable of using placeholder responsibly. But when you look at all the negatives together: Can’t be automatically translated; Is oftentimes used in place of a label, lockin...

Alternatives to Placeholder Text

Andrew Coyle on when to use <input placeholder>: Don’t use them as a label Don’t use them as a secondary label Don’t use them as example input Don’t use them as helper text Which amounts to pretty much: “Don’t use them”. Notice there are no examples of good use cases, a...