Matt Mossholder on 19 Dec 2011 05:50:39 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] plug Digest, Vol 85, Issue 33

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM, Mike <> wrote:
There is no pulldown element. Pulldowns are (usually) based on nested <ul> elements, with the top level <ul> displayed inline, and lower level <ul>s displayed with an offset.Â

As such, Firebug's ability to let you dig into the DOM is invaluable in trying to figure out how things like this are defined.Â

Also, the Web Developer extension for firefox (compare to Chrome's developer console) lets you edit CSS and see the changes immediately, without having to reload the page.Â

Note that the changes are only made to the copy of the script in the browser, not the version on the server.

My flow in situations like this is to

- find out where the problem is via Firebug's DOM inspector
- use the Web Developer's CSS editor to quickly iterate to a solution
- apply the solution to the server copy of the stylesheet
- run the page through the CSS validator

Actually, there is a pulldown element. It is named "select", just like it is in HTML, Âand there is very little you can do to theme it, unfortunately.

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