Labels inform the user about the type of information that should be typed or selected in a form element.
Why and how to use this component
These are labels that tell users what the corresponding input fields mean, they can be composed of a main "label" and a "help block" element
- help block
When to use
In every form element.
Do not use this component
With left aligned labels. Top aligned labels also translate well on mobile
- labels written in all caps - they are more difficult to read and scan
- using placeholder text as labels
- placing check boxes side by side - check boxes underneath each other allows easy scanning
- using optional fields in forms - if you use them, you should clearly distinguish which fields are mandatory * from those that are optional. The convention is to use an asterisk (*) next to the required fields' labels and to display the message "Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required." on the top of the page
- hiding basic helper text