10 Best Floating Label Solutions For Better Form UX (2022 Update)

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.

Floating Label By MDS

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.

Originally Published June 23 2020, updated Apr 16 2022

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Sticky Sidebar Plugins

Floating Labels For Bootstrap 5/4 Form Controls

A CSS/SCSS library that adds floating labels to Bootstrap 5 or Bootstrap 4 form controls like input, textarea, and select.

Floating Labels For Bootstrap 5/4 Form Controls

[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]


iOS Style Float Label Pattern In jQuery - Slidinput

Yet another jQuery implementation of the iOS Style Float Lable Pattern that floats the placeholder value above the input when your user starts typing or moves the focus to the text field.

iOS Style Float Label Pattern In jQuery - Slidinput

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Floating Form Input Labels

A jQuery plugin to create the float label pattern that floats the inline label up above the text field when focused. Supports both input field and textarea. Also works with the native placeholder attribute.

jQuery Plugin For Floating Form Input 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

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]


Pure CSS Floating Labels For Text Fields

With pure CSS and CSS3 transitions, we can create animated & floating labels when a text field is populated with text.

Pure CSS Floating Labels For Text Fields

[Demo] [Download]


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

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create floating labels on the web & mobile? See jQuery Floating Label and JavaScript/CSS Floating Label sections for more details.