JQuery – Search box with default text

Ever wanted to do a search box with a default text that automatically clears when clicked on ?

Here is the code for it :

$("#src_txt").live("blur", function(){
	var default_value = $(this).attr("rel");
	if ($(this).val() == ""){
}).live("focus", function(){
	var default_value = $(this).attr("rel");
	if ($(this).val() == default_value){

To make it work on your code you need to add an id property to the textbox you want it to work on and a rel property with the same value as the default value :

And a demo of the code :

That was all 🙂 Enjoy!

One comment on “JQuery – Search box with default text

  1. Thanks! It’s a great simple feature. Going to use it on my app. I’ll be sure to get you credit.

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