Text Field Placeholder Styles When Active

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This is really handy snippet that can help your UX, it offers 4 different styles for the placeholder text for your text field. When you start typing the placeholder is moved out of the way but is still in view so it’s helpful for users. The positions available are as follows:

  1. below the text field on the left
  2. above the text field on the right
  3. below entered text within the text field on the left
  4. above the entered text within the text field on the left

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Placeholder Styles Snippet

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Posted by:Saijo George

Digital Marketer with a strong focus on technical SEO and design. One of the top 100 makers on Producthunt, co-organizer of the SEO Meetup in Melbourne, an instructor at General Assembly. Worked with brands like Envato, AEON. Currently the SEO Strategy Director at Supple.