Today I Learned

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Create a Placeholder for Content Editable Divs

When you have a content editable div. Add an data attribute. We’re going to use placeholder:

<div contenteditable="true" data-placeholder="(untitled)" class="title">

Then in your css, use a few pseudo classes to make it behave like a placholder:

.title:empty:not(:focus):before {
  content: attr(data-placeholder)

Very cool! I (for whatever reason) never knew about :empty, :not, attr() or chaining multiple pseudo classes. Learned a lot in this little snippet :)

h/t @alejandroRINC0N