August 18, 2016

I recently watched Fuck Drop Downs, a wonderfully put together presentation about a dying UI element. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it. Eric Campbell and Golden Krishna exemplify what presenting should be, so it’s worth watching even if you don’t know or care about what a drop down is.

Since watching it, I’ve noticed I’m pushing myself to use elements that might make more sense than a drop down in many cases. So, thanks for that you two.

I’ve also found myself taking a particularly keen notice to drop downs across the internet, albeit on desktop, mobile, iPad, etc.

While filling out an application for a new apartment for Benton, Beth and I, I came across this beaut. The ol’ “you can’t choose your actual birth month until you take the second step of choosing your birth year.”

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It makes total sense.

And while this isn’t a drop down, I thought I’d leave it here as it was part of the same flow a screen or two later.

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Yep, that checkbox is inactive, yet checked. It looks like I’ll be clicking an unsubscribe link sometime in the near future. #SMH

Silly designers.