I wanted to scroll some text and came across two options:
I ended up using html since it was easier and less to load on page load.
You can place text in fields to pre-populate them or to save space by putting the label in the field with simple html.
If you want label a field, you can use the placeholder tag which works in most modern browsers:
If you want to pre-populate a field, with text, you can use the value tag which will put the text, but NOT remove it when the focus is put on the field: