In Development

The Usability of Placeholders

Katie Sherwin, Nielsen Norman Group:

Placeholder text within a form field makes it difficult for people to remember what information belongs in a field, and to check for and fix errors. It also poses additional burdens for users with visual and cognitive impairments.

Always found them a little bothersome, particularly their lack of cross-browser support. (Looking at your IE).


May 11, 2014