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<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- If you’re looking for the online demo, it’s here: -->
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>HTML5 placeholder jQuery Plugin</title>
body, input, textarea { font: 1em/1.4 Helvetica, Arial; }
label code { cursor: pointer; float: left; width: 150px; }
input { width: 14em; }
textarea { height: 5em; width: 20em; }
.placeholder { color: #aaa; }
.note { border: 1px solid orange; padding: 1em; background: #ffffe0; }
/* #p { background: lime; } */
<h1>HTML5 Placeholder jQuery Plugin</h1>
<p>Check out <a href="">the HTML5 Placeholder jQuery Plugin project page on GitHub</a>.</p>
<pre><code>$(function() {<br> $('input, textarea').placeholder();<br>});</code></pre>
<p><label><code>type=search</code> <input type="search" name="search" placeholder="Search this site…"></label></p>
<p><label><code>type=text</code> <input type="text" name="name" placeholder="e.g. John Doe"></label></p>
<p><label><code>type=email</code> <input type="email" name="email" placeholder="e.g. address@example.ext"></label></p>
<p><label><code>type=url</code> <input type="url" name="url" placeholder="e.g."></label></p>
<p><label><code>type=tel</code> <input type="tel" name="tel" placeholder="e.g. +32 472 77 69 88"></label></p>
<p><label for="p"><code>type=password</code> </label><input type="password" name="password" placeholder="e.g. hunter2" id="p"></p>
<p><label><code>textarea</code> <textarea name="message" placeholder="Your message goes here"></textarea></label></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="type=submit"></p>
<p>— <a href="" title="Mathias Bynens, front-end developer">Mathias</a></p>
<script src=""></script>
<script src="jquery.placeholder.js"></script>
// To test the @id toggling on password inputs in browsers that don’t support changing an input’s @type dynamically (e.g. Firefox 3.6 or IE), uncomment this:
// $.fn.hide = function() { return this; }
// Then uncomment the last rule in the <style> element (in the <head>).
$(function() {
// Invoke the plugin
$('input, textarea').placeholder();
// That’s it, really.
// Now display a message if the browser supports placeholder natively
var html;
if ($.fn.placeholder.input && $.fn.placeholder.textarea) {
html = '<strong>Your current browser natively supports <code>placeholder</code> for <code>input</code> and <code>textarea</code> elements.</strong> The plugin won’t run in this case, since it’s not needed. If you want to test the plugin, use an older browser ;)';
} else if ($.fn.placeholder.input) {
html = '<strong>Your current browser natively supports <code>placeholder</code> for <code>input</code> elements, but not for <code>textarea</code> elements.</strong> The plugin will only do its thang on the <code>textarea</code>s.';
if (html) {
$('<p class="note">' + html + '</p>').insertAfter('form');
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