Something New, Part 1

Believe it or not, the select option designed into a Website can be both functional and attractive with a little help. While I hardly claim to have all of the answers here, the article written up below does do a marvelous job at showing that with a little creativity, even the most mundane options can be made more attractive.

So you’ve built a beautiful, standards-compliant site utilizing the latest and greatest CSS techniques. You’ve mastered control of styling every element, but in the back of your mind, a little voice is nagging you about how ugly your (select)s are. Well, today we’re going to explore a way to silence that little voice and truly complete our designs. With a little DOM scripting and some creative CSS, you too can make your (select)s beautiful… and you won’t have to sacrifice accessibility, usability or graceful degradation. Source:

[tags]accessibility,css techniques,dom scripting,standards-compliant[/tags]