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I have seen some websites where the placeholder in a text box shifts up and lets the user continue typing in the input box, what is this behavior called ?

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It's called the float label pattern.

when you type in a field, the placeholder in the field moves up to become a label above the fieldImage source: a blog post by Matt D Smith, the apparent creator of the pattern

  • Thank you ! I kept searching persistent placeholder, shift placeholder and nothing came up. Thanks again :) – GoodSp33d Mar 18 '16 at 17:18

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