What is a Dropdown?
A “Dropdown” is a user interface element that presents a list of options to the user, from which they can select one. The options are hidden until the user interacts with the dropdown element, at which point they are displayed. This UI element is useful in situations where you need to conserve screen space, or when there are many options that are not necessary to display all at once.
Understanding the Dropdown Element
The dropdown element is a powerful tool in web design, as it enables you to present a lot of information in a compact and user-friendly way. Dropdowns are often used in forms, navigation menus, and anywhere you need to present multiple options in a limited space.
To create a dropdown in HTML, you use the `
Here’s a basic example of a dropdown in HTML:
Styling a Dropdown
Here are a few key CSS properties you might use to style your dropdown:
– `background-color`: Sets the background color of the dropdown.
– `color`: Sets the text color.
– `border`: Sets the border style, width, and color.
– `font-size`: Sets the text size.
Here’s an example of a styled dropdown: