Field labels are the first thing users read on a form. The second thing they read is help text. Not every field has help text, but the ones that do are more challenging to fill out. Sometimes, you need to provide contextual information to ensure accurate input.
The challenge designers have is managing the help text with the field label, error message, and form layout. Where is the best place to put the help text? What if you have a lot of help text to display? How does the help text affect the field label and error message?
This article will solve these four UX issues with help text.
- Too much help text
- Error message interference
- Field label interference
- Placeholder hint misuse
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