Patch #31079

Clean up login form with placeholders

Added by Bernhard Rohloff over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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I propose to replace the labels of the input fields with placeholders. The login form appears much cleaner and it works better with logo banners.

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login_before_change.png (22.4 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-03-21 14:07

login_after_change.png (22 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-03-21 14:07

cleanup_login_form.diff Magnifier (2.37 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-03-21 14:20


#1 Updated by Mizuki ISHIKAWA over 3 years ago


#2 Updated by Go MAEDA over 3 years ago

I wonder if the proposed change improves UX. Please see the following article.

Placeholders in Form Fields Are Harmful

#3 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff over 3 years ago

A login form isn't that big and people are quite used with placeholders because nowadays many login forms are designed this way.
I would argue that it's not a big deal, but I'm also concerned about accessibility issues for people who have to rely on a screenreader.
The idea with floating labels sounds very interesting. I think I'll give them a try.

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