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Placeholders are problematic

The placeholder attribute can be used to put hint text inside text inputs. When the user types, the placeholder text disappears to make room for the user’s answer.

Placeholders are popular because they save space and have a minimalist aesthetic. But using placeholder text for labels or even just hint text is problematic.

Here I’ll explain why that is and what you can do instead.

# 1. They’re hard to remember Placeholder disappears when typing

Placeholder text disappears when the user starts typing which means users have to remember the instructions while they’re trying to

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