[thelist] usability of (form select) drop-down menus

J Nicholas Tolson websherpa at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 21:46:50 CDT 2004

> And, lastly, I haven't poured through the whole thing (it's huge) but
> Usability.gov's Research-based Web Design and Usability report may
> also offer some insight:
> http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/chap.html

Indeed, check out Chapter 13 of the PDF linked to at the above site.
In the section "Screen-based controls" it states:

"For experienced users, the fastest possible entry of information will
come from allowing users to use entry fields instead of selecting from
list boxes."

More information about the thelist mailing list