Solved

WordPress css <select> element

Posted on 2015-02-24
9
110 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-25
In a wordpress site I am using an html <select> element with about 21 options.

It works perfectly in Firefox & Safari.

In Chrome, it has odd behavior the slider on the right does not have a slide element in it. Site visitors cannot see the end of the options list (last 3 elements).

In the Theme css, I see this:

input,select,textarea{ -moz-border-radius: 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px; border-radius:0px; }

In another case, the -webkit thing caused issues with radio buttons in Chrome. I removed that (at the suggestion of an expert) & the radio buttons worked fine.

You can see what I get by going to rain1.com/new-site/service-agreement/. Enter zip code 43219, it's on the next page. Of course I mean in Chrome.

How can I fix this?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Richard Korts
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40629366
In Chrome, it has odd behavior the slider on the right does not have a slide element in it. Site visitors cannot see the end of the options list (last 3 elements).

Not in my Chrome...

Scrollbar and choices visible.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 40629383
Jason,

Yes, in my Chrome too, it looks like what you saw.

But two different people on different computers experienced the behavior I described. One of them JUST downloaded chrome today, just to test this, so they have the latest version.

I don't know what to do.

Put 22 radio buttons on the page?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40629404
Put 22 radio buttons on the page?

Up to you.  I can't fix what I can't see as broken, though.

Can those users replicate it on every page access?
Is caching in play?
Security settings on the local machine blocking access?
Are those users manually zooming the browser magnification?
0
Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

 

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 40629464
Jason,  

I set up an independent test, whole page just this code:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<body>
Test Select<br>
<select name="sel">
<?php
      for ($i = 1; $i < 26; $i++) { ?>
            <option value="<? print $i; ?>"><? print $i; ?></option>
      <? } ?>
</select>      
</body>
</html>

When I FIRST open it in Chrome & click the darker bar on the right, it does nothing.

The 2nd time I click it, it lets me move up & down.

It's hard for me to believe there is an overall issue in Chrome
0
 

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 40629480
Jason,

There are some illusions to it here:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21166379/html-select-scroll-bar-not-functioning-correctly-in-chrome-32

But I tried the jsfiddle in my Chrome, it worked fine.

Richard
0
 

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 40629529
Jason,

What's the downside if I remove { -moz-border-radius: 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px; border-radius:0px; }

from the theme CSS?

Other than the issues you discussed re the radio button.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 40629802
That bug is from a year ago, but I wouldn't put it past Google to reintroduce it given how often Chrome updates.

I'm not entirely sure what to tell you here.  20+ radio buttons is kind of an UI disaster but if you are that concerned over this bug, run with it and keep a test version of the page with the select handy to test when Google resolves it.  If you want to keep testing it, it might be worth opening a browserstack account and running that page through all versions of Chrome to see if you can isolate which version(s) are affected.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40629805
What's the downside if I remove { -moz-border-radius: 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px; border-radius:0px; }

Other stuff may look funny?  I don't think it's a huge issue to kill it, just make sure you retest things before going to production.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 40630964
We decided to try using the size parameter on the <select> element to force display of all 21 options at ALL times; had to rearrange the page a little, not sure the customer will like it but onward & upward.

Richard
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to secure collection of HIPAA PII & PHA via web document/form. 4 47
PHP AJAX JSON 2 77
dashicon not showing on one website 13 28
WordPress 8 33
Who says nothing in life is free? WordPress.com is a freebie. WordPress.org's downloadable publishing platform is free. Heck, even WordPressMU is free. WordPress is an open source project, which means it can be used on any personal or commerc…
I annotated my article on ransomware somewhat extensively, but I keep adding new references and wanted to put a link to the reference library.  Despite all the reference tools I have on hand, it was not easy to find a way to do this easily. I finall…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to properly insert a Vimeo Video into a WordPress site or Blog. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the permalinks on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Go t…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question