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Re: iOS app login placeholder text


From: Chaals McCathie Nevile
Date: Dec 13, 2015 5:57AM

On Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:04:13 +0300, Jonathan Avila
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> One solution is to add an icon in front of the input fields such as user
> icon and a password icon. Labels do not have to be textual as far as I
> know.

Indeed labels do not have to be textual, and in some cases it is helpful
if they are not - color pickers might an example.

Except that any icon needs to make sense, and I am not sure how you
communicate a sense of "password" without adding some text hint.


> Jonathan
>> On Dec 11, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> wrote:
>> We are developing an iOS app to grab info from our course system. The
>> login page is standard username and password, just two blank fields.
>> Currently they are using only placeholder text in both fields, which is
>> obviously problematic for all users. I hate placeholder text, but can't
>> get them to change as of yet. Is lack of visual labels acceptable for
>> standard login forms?
>> Is there a way to add hidden labels for VoiceOver in iOS apps? Is there
>> a good solution for other users other than real labels?
>> Joseph
>> >> >> >> > > > > --
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