Radio Buttons vs. Drop-Down Menus
Two important controls are radio buttons and drop-down menus when building out forms, surveys and checklists. Both of them can be used interchangeably when an input is required from a user and should be used in certain scenarios to make it easier for a user to select a given input.
Here are some rules to think about when to use radio buttons:
Here are some rules to think about when to use drop down menus:
Since forms can be very long with large number of options, it becomes tedious for users if he/she has to make extra clicks to fill-in information. The given set of rules above will help you to decide between two controls, radio buttons and drop-down menus, while designing your forms in Quick Base.
Surveys, checklists, and forms in general can all benefit from radio buttons. Using radio buttons decreases clicks, and speeds up completion. And if you are using them on a mobile device, it can help provide a better user experience.
However, there are times that radio buttons can make your forms not as functional or visually pleasing as it could be as shown below.
The upcoming steps will cover how to setup a rich-text formula field to alter the appearance and default properties of radio buttons. Here is a preview of what to expect:
How to Alter the Default Properties on Radio Buttons
To see how to put custom HTML into a form element, see our article: Putting Custom HTML as a Form Element | INTERMEDIATE.
Author: Alex Skudrovskis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date Submitted: 5/28/19