10 Best Floating Label Solutions For Better Form UX

by jQueryScript,

What Is Floating Label?

Floating Label (float label pattern) is a modern UI/UX design concept that has been applied to most operating systems (like iOS & Android) and development frameworks (like Bootstrap).

In general, it floats the label (or placehold text) up above the input after the user focuses on your form field or enters a value. This can be helpful in createing a nice, clean and readable HTML form on your web project.

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The Best Floating Label Solution

There are tons of solutions for floating labels on the web today. Here I have collected 10 best JavaScript and Pure CSS solutions to help you create user-friendly floating input labels in your modern form design. Enjoy.

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Sticky Sidebar Plugins

Material Design Styled Text Fields with jQuery and CSS3

A tiny jQuery plugin that adds cool CSS3 powered user interaction effects to your form fields, following the Google Material Design specification.

Material Design Styled Text Fields with jQuery and CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Floating Placeholder Text Plugin - Placeholder Label

Placeholder Label is a jQuery input placeholder enhancement plugin that displays a floating top aligned label containing placeholder text when you're typing.

jQuery Floating Placeholder Text Plugin - Placeholder Label

[Demo] [Download]


Transform Bootstrap 5/4 Form Labels Into Floating Labels - Material-style Inputs

A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for creating Material Design style inputs that transform the Bootstrap 4 form label into floating labels when the text fields are focused or clicked.

Transform Bootstrap 5/4 Form Labels Into Floating Labels - Material-style Inputs

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Floating Placeholder Label Text - JVFloat.js

JVFloat.js is a simple yet user-friendly jQuery plugin for creating a Floating Label Text effect using HTML5 and CSS3, which is inspired by Matt D. Smith's Mobile Form Interaction.

jQuery Plugin For Floating Placeholder Label Text - JVFloat.js

[Demo] [Download]


Material Inspired Floating Labels For Bootstrap 4 - floating-labels

floating-labels is a jQuery plugin used to create Material Design inspired text fields with animated floating labels for Bootstrap 4.

Material Inspired Floating Labels For Bootstrap 4 - floating-labels

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Floating Label Libraries

Pure JavaScript Float Label Pattern For Form Fields – float-labels.js

Just another JavaScript plugin for creating the float label pattern on form fields that support input field, textarea and even select elements. Fully customizable via JavaScript and SCSS.

Pure JavaScript Float Label Pattern For Form Fields – float-labels.js

[Demo] [Download]


Float Label Pattern Implemented In JavaScript – Floatl

A simple, dependency-free JavaScript plugin that lets you implement the familiar Float Label Pattern in form fields (input and textarea) to improve user experience.

Float Label Pattern Implemented In JavaScript – Floatl

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Floating Label Solutions

CSS Only Floating Label For Form Fields

Yet another pure CSS implementation of the ‘Float Label pattern that floats the label up above the form field when the user starts entering a value.

CSS Only Floating Label For Form Fields

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Gmail Login Inspired Animated Placeholder In CSS

A pure CSS solution to create an animated placeholder and make it behave like a floating label above the input field when focused. Inspired by Gmail’s login input.

Gmail Login Inspired Animated Placeholder In CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Create Bootstrap 4 Form Controls With Floating Labels

A CSS extension that lets you create Bootstrap 4 form controls with floating labels via the :placeholder-shown pseudo-element.

Create Bootstrap 4 Form Controls With Floating Labels

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create floating labels on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Floating Label and JavaScript/CSS Floating Label sections.