Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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category pull down menus

For category, have multiple pull down menus
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The category pull down menu is hellish.

Instead, use nested pulldowns. The first one consists of business, computers, etc. The 2nd one is a subcategory, and so on. ie, business would have a secondary pulldown consisting of advertising, which would have a third, with ad campaign, media, and media would have audio, billboard, mail, personal, etc.

'cuz otherwise, life is a little too short to spend navigating that single pull-down menu. Think of all the time I can spend coming up with half-baked ideas instead!

jkling, Jun 13 2004

All Halfbakery Categories http://www.halfbake...:t=All_20Categories
[phundug, Oct 04 2004]


       Someone gave me this link once (SEE LINK). Simply click on the link, use Edit->Find in your browser window to find the right category for you, then click that category.   

       Now click on any idea listed in this category.   

       NOW, when you choose "New Idea", the Category menu will already have this category filled in.   

       'xperienced posters know the shortcuts :)
phundug, Jun 13 2004

       And if you add all those numbers up, you could find just how many ideas are on this site!
MikeOliver, Jun 13 2004

       What phundug said.
DrCurry, Jun 13 2004

       Someone posted this idea once before. It may still be here (can't be bothered to look).   

       If I recall correctly, jutta was against the use of the javascript necessary to do this. She will, of course, correct me if I recall incorrectly.
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2004

       Let's leave it simple. If you are really lost you can always search for similar ideas first or google for "halfbakery" and some keywords.
kbecker, Jun 14 2004

       <And if you add all those numbers up, you could find just how many ideas are on this site!> [MikeOliver]   

       So how many ideas are there?
samk, Jun 16 2004

DrCurry, Jun 16 2004

       19,927 as of 4 pm Eastern US time today.   

       Waugs is right, to get that sort of interaction you'd need some javascript on the page to make the second drop-down change its contents when you picked a major category. jutta prefers not to use client side scripting.
krelnik, Jun 16 2004

       4.10 p.m. you're slow
po, Jun 16 2004

       I'll be sure to wear clean underwear for idea # 20,000.
thumbwax, Jun 16 2004

       another shortcut, similar to [phundug]'s link, but as a way to narrow down to your category is to click the major category in the bottom bar, select subcategory, select idea. Then a new idea will have the same category as the one you are reading. This also helps to look for similar ideas before posting.
reap, Jun 16 2004


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