Having drop downs on our web page enhances the overall quality and design on the screen.
A drop-down thus works as an alternative and in specific cases, a better option, as compared to radio buttons and checkboxes.
Wait, what? Did we say an alternative to both radio buttons and checkboxes? But, it should have been just the radio button, shouldn’t it?
A radio button does not allow more than one selections and a checkbox, on the other hand, allows one or more than one selections. A user can select only one option from a drop-down list and therefore it resembles just the radio button in its functionality and not the checkboxes, right? Well, this is where the concept of multiple selections in a select box comes into play.
From a web designer’s perspective, allowing the user to choose multiple options from a select box is fairly simple by jquery example is below.