[Theforum] quick thought on our search boxes

evolt at spinhead.com evolt at spinhead.com
Sat Jan 12 17:54:19 CST 2002

> i don't like the idea of using a select with the multiple option.  many
> people, including some web developers don't know how to use them.
> additionally it requires using the keyboard in addition to the mouse.
> checkboxes to allow multiple choice aren't difficult to code for at all,
> ime.  in fact, from a server-side perspective i have to code for a
> multi-select the same way i have to code for multiple choice checkboxes.

Usability issue, per J. Spool, Esq. & Co. - users look, find what they want,
then move the mouse. So, if it's not visible, it's less likely to get used.
Checkboxen, where possible, appeal to me more than selects.


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