Friday, July 24, 2015

Re-post: Dropdowns are usually the wrong choice for UI.

Especially on mobile sites, dropdowns are a huge burden to user input.

"But because they are hard to navigate, hide options by default, don't support hierarchies, and only enable selection not editing, dropdowns shouldn't be the first UI control you reach for. In today's software designs, they often are."

He suggests finding the right alternative in each case, such as steppers, radio groups, sliders, switches, 2-way sliders, button groups, date pickers, and so forth.