The video starts with a twist on the classic parable, Inside you are two wolves. In this twist, one of the wolves is called “Adrian”…
…and the other’s called “Chris”:
The video covers its topic very well, and very amusingly — stop messing with text input boxes and making them less usable! They should very clearly indicate that:
- The user should enter some text into them (i.e. they should look like text inputs, and right now, the widely-understood convention is the text box)
- What kind of text the user is expected to enter into them (i.e. use labels)
The video also goes into topic such as why using text input value placeholders are a poor substitute for labels, as well as why the latest slew of aesthetic tricks are still worse than using a good ol’ text box and label.