Tossing and Tortured 'Till Dawn

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Good Pull Down, Bad Pull Down:

If you do any shopping online, I'm sure you've had to enter your name and address information into websites about a zillion times.

If you're like me, you're pretty fast at it; you use the num pad to enter in zipcodes and credit card numbers, and you tab through the fields as you populate them.

The bugbear of all the fields is the State field.

The BAD fields screw up your whole rhythm. You have to stop keyboarding, switch to the mouse, and locate what you need.

The GOOD fields are a wonderful luxury in comparison. I really don't know what it takes for a website to use one as opposed to the other, but I heartily believe all should use the GOOD state field. These are the kind that you can TAB into, that you can up and down arrow through, and that you can hit the "O" key in to pull up "Ohio," then arrow on down to "Oregon."

Webmasters the world around, are you listening?

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