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The <label> is the placeholder. It shows because the input is on top of it with a transparent background. On focus we can move it, with just CSS, through an adacent sibling combinator and :focus. If the input is :valid, it can have a solid background, thus hiding the "placeholder".

Saw the design somewhere - can't remember where, but I snagged a screenshot:


Forked from Chris Coyier's Pen Label Pattern with just CSS.

This Pen is a fork of Chris Coyier 's Pen Label Pattern with just CSS.


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