An unexpected victim of tablets and mobiles… the dropdown menus

Unexpected victims of the proliferation of tablets and smartphones are the drop-down menus. In most of the cases, a curse for developers and coders due to the lack of common standards among browsers and buggy javascript engines, dropdown menus are nowadays irrelevant for tablets. The lack of mouse makes their functionality obsolete on larger market size. Having two designs or more, for tablets and PC, will only increase project costs with little benefits for the enduser.

I can only be glad about this as i have never liked the dropdown menus. For the last past year already, we recommend to our clients to keep out of drop downs menu in their designs. Drop down menus will soon be on the extinct HTML list.

About Adrian Pintilie

Drupal fan, Traveller, Manager at Softescu - Drupal development company in Romania.
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