Sunday, May 04, 2008

Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, and Drop Downs

Reviewing when to use checkboxes, radio buttons, and drop downs ...

"Incorrect usage of checkboxes, radio buttons, and drop downs is one of the most common mistakes I come across. They each have their advantages and disadvantages, and their usage should generally be governed by a few simple guidelines.

Checkboxes

Anytime you have 2 options where one selection implies that the other is not selected, a checkbox should be your first choice in order to consolidate and simplify. For instance, radio buttons with "Yes" and "No" as options are generally redundant and a waste of space when it can be replaced by a simple statement accompanied by a checkbox."    (Continued via YourTotalSite)    [Usability Resources]

Checkboxes - Usability, User Interface Design

Checkboxes

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