Last week, we shared some of the features we have planned for the first quarter of 2018. At the top of the list was the custom placeholder text feature, which we’re pleased to announce was released today!
Placeholder text (like “First” and “Last” in a Name field, or “Address Line 2” in an Address field) provides a clear prompt for the people filling out your forms. It serves as a secondary form of help text, and disappears when you start typing into the field.
Using the new Placeholder Text option in the field settings menu, you now have the ability to your own custom placeholder text to the following text types:
- Choice - Dropdown
Once you’ve entered your placeholder text and saved your changes, don’t forget to head on over to the Publish page, where you can change the color of your placeholder text!
Hide field labels
Along with the ability to add placeholder text, you can now also hide a field label with the click of a button:
One important thing to keep in mind: a form field should ideally include either a label and/or help text alongside placeholder text. Providing as much text as possible helps guide the people filling out your form, and improves the overall usability of a form.
Have any question about adding placeholder text, or Cognito Forms in general? Feel free to get in touch with us, or just leave a comment below!
Nadia is the Marketing Coordinator for Cognito Forms. In her spare time, Nadia enjoys listening to French house, drinking iced coffee, and talking about herself in third person.