Styling a <select>?

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at
Tue Oct 20 15:26:47 UTC 2009

On 20-Oct-09, at 11:19 AM, Martinez, Jesse wrote:

> I believe Erin's wireframes were just using a quick-n-dirty way to  
> show
> a dropdown, and as stylized as it appears it really wasn't.

The only reason I was concerned about the checkmark was the comments  
at the bottom of the wireframe page. Here's the link again:

In the comments, it says:

MF + ATS 3/9/09: Looks good, unsure about the check mark. Is it  

EY: It is a common convention in many desktop applications. It shows  
which option is selected even when the highlight is moved away from  
the selected option.

 From this, I assumed that the designer felt the check mark was  
necessary, or at least very desirable. But I'd be perfectly happy to  
find out that a plain <select> is more than adequate!! It would make  
my job much easier :-)

Anastasia Cheetham                       a.cheetham at
Interface Developer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre   /   University of Toronto

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