working on a prototype web app front end. until now, just put in the dropdown menus without having examined them much. but, now that i’m really taking a look at them - they don’t really seem to be dropdown replacements. i’m newish at this, so hopefully i’m wrong?
for instance, when i “run” the preview, or even give the live test a spin, i’m surprised that when i make a selection in the dropdown, nothing happens - it doesn’t actually do anything. what i was expecting was that my selection move up to the “top,” the disappear from the list of selections (or at least be marked as selected); much like the usual windows or osx drop downs.
when i look through http://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/components/dropdowns/ – these seem to work more like “proper” dropdowns, not just a link menu in the dropdown style. the use i’m hoping for is that they work as a replacement for the standard windows or mac dropdown - a list of items, separators perhaps, and selecting one automatically hides the selection, and can send the choice “data” to other objects on the page, like having a D3 graph pull new data.
so, is this even remotely possible with the webflow dropdowns? if not, can i “hack” something together myself, maybe using links and interactions? is there some alternative? maybe using tabs to create a dropdown? seems like a huge oversight to not have fulling functioning dropdowns. like i said, i hope i’m wrong. please, tell me so!