I'm currently using Select2 to replace some filters for a reviews' page. I think for desktop they work really good, having filters and more control over the CSS of it, but my question comes about it when it moves to a responsive viewport: Wouldn't it be more usable to have the native select the browser uses from mobile devices?

I'm not aware of any alternative with a better behavior, if there's any.

  • This is more of an implementation question instead of a UX question. The UX answer is try and design a solution around native controls as much as possible because replacing them with your own is sure to be less responsive and less familiar. – DaveAlger Jul 8 '15 at 18:09
  • @DaveAlger Thanks, that helps! I just need more opinions on the use of this kind of replacement feature. – Héctor Palma Téllez Jul 8 '15 at 21:04

It's not perfect, but we're replacing the select tags only if the device DOESN'T support touch support.

The native option picker for iOS and Android is definitely the better solution

  • Thanks for you input. What do you use to replace the select? – Héctor Palma Téllez Jul 9 '15 at 19:21
  • We're also using select2 – Mister Oh Jul 9 '15 at 20:53
  • @MisterOh how did this pan out? – feitla Jan 9 '17 at 17:05

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