I have a form where users can choose a month and year to display a series of reports. (there is no need to choose the day - all the reports for that month will be displayed)
What is the best practice for this?
I can think of 3 options:
Two drop downs (one for the month, one for the year) and a "GO" button.
- Pro: Makes it easier to change the year only ("let's see what was going on in the same month last year")
- Con: Requires another click on "GO" to refresh the page
One drop down only, where months are listed as "JAN 2012", "FEB 2012" etc.
- Pro: Can trigger an automated page refresh when the date is changed
- Con: It is potentially difficult to scroll down or up many months
Date picker with just month/year
- Pro: Very intuitive
What do you think?