Creating Menus

Check boxes are good for yes/no questions, and option buttons are good when there are a few options to choose from, but what if there are a dozen or more choices? Option buttons for that many choices can take up a lot of space onscreen and can overwhelm a Web visitor.

For situations involving many options, consider a menu, also called a drop-down list. A menu can contain as many options as needed, yet it takes up very little space on the form.

Creating Menus

To create a menu, start with a two-sided <select> tag. Within it, place each option in its own <option> tag. Place the text that you want to appear on the menu between the opening and closing ...

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