Why You Shouldn’t Use Solid or Underlined Text Fields

Text fields have evolved stylistically over the years. Designers are getting more creative with them, but sometimes a little too creative. One particular style that’s caught the eye of many is the underlined text field. Its novel and minimalist appearance may attract you in using it, but when you understand how it affects user behavior, you’ll think again.

Underlined text fields are hard for users to recognize and tap. If they have trouble recognizing and tapping your fields, they won’t be able to start your form nor finish it. These…

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