dropdown

29 Apr 2009 - 7:34pm
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pixelnovae
2008

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10 Mar 2009 - 11:57pm
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4 years ago
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Albert Cornelissen
2009

Best practice for for number of items in a dropdown on a web form?

Hello everyone. This is my first post on IxDA. :) I've been
developing web applications for a few years now, and usability has
always been a priority, but I have only really started obessesing
about usability in the last year or so.

A colleague and I had a discussion about the maximum number of
elements that should be used in a (select) dropdown menu on a web
form.

He thinks that fifteen is the maximum. Me? I'm not quite sure what
to think.

11 Feb 2009 - 4:36pm
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5 years ago
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Nonie Kimpitak
2009

Default Selection for Drop-Downs

I'm putting together a form that contains about 20 fields. I'm
undecided as to what default selection I should display for the
drop-downs (or at least what the best practices are).

The client wants to make sure that the end-users are actively making
selections. So I have a preference as to what it should be, but I'd
love to get some feedback.

Here are my three choices (if there are others, please feel free to
suggest):

1. If there is a common selection made for a particular drop-down,
then that selection should be set as the default.

2.

17 Dec 2007 - 8:46am
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6 years ago
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Billy Cox
2007

'Select Country' dropdown

In filling out various web forms, I have noticed two interaction standards
specifically related to dropdowns in which the user selects their country of
residence.

1 -- List is alphabetical (placing United States near the end of the list)

2 -- Most likely selection(s) at the top of the list, with remainder of list
alphabetical.

Which one would you use and what would influence your decision?

Billy Cox
Old World Spices
billy at oldworldspices.com

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