I have a question about form fields. If you have a group of fields, Is it weird to have placeholder text in some fields and not all?


As a matter of practice, you should keep your forms as consistent as possible unless there is a very, very good reason to deviate from the norm.

It’s also worth noting that placeholder text isn’t particuarly UX-friendly. Nielsen/Norman has been recommending against placeholder text use in form fields at all for some time, citing strain on short-term memory (and thus increased cognitive load), accessibility issues with keyboard navigation, and studies that show users miss entering data in fields with placeholder text as they assume that they’re already filled in. They recommend placing the field labels and hints outside of the text box as the best approach.


ok thats helpful thanks

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