Placeholders in Form Fields are Harmful

by Zasul   Last Updated October 18, 2019 08:16 AM - source

I usually take NNGroup information as sacred but I watched this video where they say that an input should not contain a placeholder on the inside box and while the explanation itself is correct they do not take on a case where you have a label above the input and a placeholder inside but they insist on leaving the input empty.

Are there any studies on this ? I couldn`t imagine a search field without a placeholder or other inputs where you use the placeholder to show an example of the expected user input.

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