Easily Style Your Placeholder Text

Placeholder text in inputs has (in the browsers implementing it so far) a light gray color. To style it, you’ll need vendor prefix CSS properties.

::-webkit-input-placeholder {
   color: red;
}

:-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 18- */
   color: red;  
}

::-moz-placeholder {  /* Firefox 19+ */
   color: red;  
}

:-ms-input-placeholder {  
   color: red;  
}

 

The ::placeholder selector selects form elements with placeholder text.

The placeholder text is set with the placeholder attribute, which specifies a hint that describes the expected value of an input field.

Tip: The default color of the placeholder text is light grey in most browsers.

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