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Are you stuck on dropdowns, or are you open to other alternatives? You could lay it out as shown below, scroll vertically through filters if they don't all fit (similar to Instagram filters), and then show options for each filter below. Using this approach, the "Apply" button would not be pushed off screen until a filter is selected, so at least the user ...


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This is the pivotal question. Are the dropdown "filters" important controls where majority of the users will select one or more options before clicking "Apply"? If these dropdown items are important You would want the user to scroll pass the dropdown list to confirm they have selected the correct options before hitting "Apply". If these dropdown ...


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Type assist is best used to reduce seek times in large lists offer ambiguous, synonymous, redundant items speed up choices by showing item structure avoid typos and duplicates The usability of this complex element is influenced by the design of the rules item entry (differentiation between text entry and item selection) offered alternatives (item and ...


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You can use type assist within a text field, just like in google search text box. It can help to get options to select, as well as add new entries.


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The interface suggested by @Rayraegah is quite good. I'm expanding on it here with a few more use cases You want to implement a functionality for adding professional certifications on a job-search website. In your use case, the user would know the exact certification which he'd want to enter. The user would thus approach your interface with the ...


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Its preferred to have one dropdown list with the option to filter. Its always better to have one UI control for one action. The other crippling fact about two drop-down list is writing a javascript controller to update the other when you change the first one. And then wiring up logic to remember the second option (should the user accidentally change the ...



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