I am designing for a piece of web-based software that has a drag-n-drop functionality for "widgets" that can be placed in one of three columns. Over the 2 years of development the list of widgets required has increased due to customer demand.
We currently have a drop down menu to select widgets and then drag-n-drop them onto the layout. This drop down includes the following:
- Widget Icon
- Text Label
I was wondering if anyone could help me improve both the general Usability of this drop down menu, but also the general Interface. I've extensively searched around on Google, but this form of a drop down doesn't appear to be very common so I'm at a bit of a loss of how this can be improved - if at all.