The idea of using captions on form input boxes is not new, but all previous methods of providing this functionality have a few disadvantages. The jQuery FormLabels Plugin is a result of working with hundreds of different clients, sites, and especially forms.

Every form is different, so building a uniform label generator was not an easy task.

The jQuery FormLabels Plugin has a few advantages over plugins and “tricks” with similar functionality:

  • Form label has almost the same styling as its “parent” input element
  • Labels on password input boxes look like text, not asterisks
  • Accurate label’s position regardless of size and other properties of input box
  • Simplicity: no need to change a form’s markup or CSS in order to get the labels work
  • Multiple options and methods including safemode option for legacy browsers
  • Animation
  • Cross-Browser support

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