> use your detections scripts for browsers to dtermine whether > to display the "span" or not - a fav script of mine is ASP detection, quick > eay and can be used in config file at the top of your pages. > > <span style="font-family:verdana; font-size:10px;"> > <select> > <option>test</option> > <option>test1</option> > </select> > </span> an addendum to this tip: you don't even need to do browser detect wheter to apply the span or not. usually i do this to style a select menu: <span class="myselect"> <select class="myselect"> <option>whatever</option> </select> </span> nn 4.x will style according to the span around the select menu, all other browser will style according to the class specified for the select element. like this you can define one class (myselect) for all css-capable browsers. of course nn 4.x won't listen to extra gimmicks like background colors but it will at least pick up font face and size of the class. n.