Select enables a user to select a single item from a list of options.

Selects allow users to select an option from a menu of pre-defined choices. A select is best utilized when there are more than four choices.

Best Practices

Drop-downs should:

  • Contain four or more items.
  • If using a title, limit title to single line and text to single line.
  • Use menus that are sorted in a logical order.
  • Use a default selection, if possible.
  • Use a placeholder option, such as “Select…” if no default is available.

Placeholder text should:

  • A select should have a default option selected.
  • If no logical default exists, the field should have placeholder text