Text Fields
Last updated: September 14, 2015 at 20:02 pm

Basic input fields for entering text.


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What problem does this element or pattern solve?
This field type is also the most prone to input errors. Defining input validation rules and when validation will occur may occupy a great deal of attention.
It applies to these platforms:

Desktop Web, Tablet Web, Smartphone Web

An example of this element or pattern in production:


Detailed specifications

Specifications To Consider

  • Carefully define the visual styling of your text input boxes. Provide specifications on background color, borders, interior shading, font sizes, font color, etc.
  • Will your text form fields be set to a consistent width? Or will the width vary, providing a visual cue for the proper input (i.e. zip code fields with maximum 10 characters)
  • For multi-line input fields, such as comments, how will scrolling be handled?
  • Be sure to provide cross-referenced links to the other necessary standards required to create fully functional forms. These might include validation, error messages, form labels, auto-suggest, and others.


Location of assets to build this element or pattern
Location of UX or visual design assets
Location of development code repository


Additional details
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This element or pattern may also be known as:
form fields, answer fields, text boxes
Related elements within this Style Framework:

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Owners and governance
UX or design 0wner
John Designowner
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Business or marketing owner
Mary Businessowner
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Development owner
Mike Devowner
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