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Always use a label

Labels are often removed from form fields to save space and create a minimal aesthetic. However, minimal doesn’t always mean simple. Labels, in fact, are essential to the user experience because:

sighted users can see the instructions. visually-impaired users can hear the instructions when using a screen reader. motor-impaired users can easily move focus to the field due to the larger hit area. (Clicking a label moves focus to the field).

Let’s take a look at two examples whereby labels are ditched at the expense of users.

# An add to basket form

Sometimes the first option in

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