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21. Drop it, now!

Dropdown menus are all about choices and options. Too much of one and not enough of the other is unhealthy. Use sparingly, and only when you need to.

You can never have too much of a good thing – but then, dropdowns are a bad thing if there’s no thought behind where they appear on a site.

More Questions Than Answers

Dropdowns should only really be used when it’s imperative that the user is specific – so, when using a currency converter site, it’s understandable that we have to choose the currency we are using (e.g. GBP) and the currency we are converting to (e.g. USD). There is no room for error here and the software will only work if these options are used. The same is true for choosing a country for a shipping address, as ...

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