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jQuery placeholder plugin/polyfill

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My good friend, ex-colleague and all round awesome dude Dan Bentley has made a great little jQuery placeholder plugin which polyfills older browsers that don’t support the new HTML5 form attribute placeholder.


Now I’ll readily admit that Dan has done 99% of the work here, but it has been something of a joint project in that:

  • I actually made him build it cos he’s amazing at JS and I needed it.

  • I’ve added a tiny, tiny bit of CSS/UI behaviour.

There’s my 1%.

Anyway, follow the project on GitHub, follow Dan on Twitter and GitHub and let us know if you use it!

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