Title-Based Textbox Hints

Time to rethink my old method of displaying textbox hints with background images. That method still works fine for compact login forms, but what if we have several textboxes on a page with different hints that may need changing. I don’t want to have to create/maintain images for each textbox… 

Textbox Hints

Update 6/4/09: I just wrote a new blog post about using the title attribute as the hint text. The method described below is still practical for some forms, but using the title text is a more practical and widely-applicable method of providing textbox hints. Check out the new post. There… 

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