I did a quick search for “placeholders forms harmful” and found a blog article about how placeholders are harmful to UX and usability. I presume this is what you found as well?
In any case, placeholders aren’t inherently harmful - it’s possible to design a completely atrocious web form without using them at all.
The blog makes some… interesting arguments about how vanishing placeholders are a strain on the user’s short term memory and some other stuff… but largely I would interpret it as opinion, not fact.
So, feel free to use placeholder text in your forms… or don’t. It’s entirely up to you.
yeah. thanks for your response, as you said i read an article that said similar things, just want to make sure i stand to the point by hearing others opinions or experience.
No worries, and it’s always good to get other opinions.
It’s not always easy, when building an application, to provide a good user experience (UX). That’s why quite a lot of big companies producing software or online platforms have entire teams dedicated just to UX.
If you wanted to know more about UX, I think @janneslohmeijer might be able to provide some useful input.
great !! good to know , i will after him.