11 Feb 2009 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Nonie Kimpitak

Default Selection for Drop-Downs

I'm putting together a form that contains about 20 fields. I'm
undecided as to what default selection I should display for the
drop-downs (or at least what the best practices are).

The client wants to make sure that the end-users are actively making
selections. So I have a preference as to what it should be, but I'd
love to get some feedback.

Here are my three choices (if there are others, please feel free to

1. If there is a common selection made for a particular drop-down,
then that selection should be set as the default.


10 Sep 2008 - 1:28am
7 years ago
16 replies

What's the right default font size for a website?

Is there any research on font sizes? Yes, you should build your site
so users can change the size, but in reality many who would benefit
from doing so don't know that you can, even if you provide the tools.

You need to start with an appropriate default. What should that
default be?
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