I have a client that wants to have their select menus open by default. In other words, for them to have a listbox behavior that is typically used for selecting multiple items, despite the fact that only one item is selectable.
Instead of this:
To use this:
I initially thought that he should switch them to select boxes since they are far more commonplace, but then I thought about the UX behind opened select boxes:
- The user is saved a click since they don't have to open it.
- Sloppy clickers can't accidentally click out of the menu and close it.
I can't think of any reason not to use it unless there are many of them on the same page, in which case it could clutter the form with too much text.