A good tutorial on making password fields accessible when you’ve got the option to show and hide the input.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
A great investigation into the usability benefits of allowing users to fill in their passwords in plain text.
Major caveat: make sure you still offer the ability to mask passwords too.
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
I really like this interface idea from Brad that provides the utility of input masks but without the accessibility problems.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
I concur completely with Luke’s assessment here. Most password-masking on the web is just security theatre. Displaying password inputs by default (but with an option to hide) should be the norm.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
This looks like a handy way of enhancing forms to have input masks (Luke W. would approve). Right now it’s a jQuery plug-in but I’m sure someone as smart as you would be able to create a standalone version, right?