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Transforming a ˂select˃ into a so-called “image dropdown” using ddSlick

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2021-11-21-02_15_09-CodePen---MktoForms2-__-ddSlick-v1-WiP---Mozilla-Firefox

 

Don’t try this at home... or perhaps only try this at home!

Been playing around this weekend with ddSlick to transform a Marketo Select — that is, a standard HTML <select> — into an “image dropdown.” So you can change this:

2021-11-21-02_16_27-CodePen---MktoForms2-__-ddSlick-v1-WiP---Mozilla-Firefox

 

Into this:

2021-11-21-02_15_09-CodePen---MktoForms2-__-ddSlick-v1-WiP---Mozilla-Firefox

 

Rolling it out

First, add your image URLs in Form Editor, using Markdown syntax* (![url]) at the beginning of each value:

image-6

 

 

Then include this JS right after the form embed (yes, a few different <script> tags, in this order, are necessary):

<script id="routeJQGlobalToJQMkto">
   window.originalJQuery = window.jQuery;
   window.jQuery = MktoForms2.$;   
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.rawgit.com/prashantchaudhary/ddslick/master/jquery.ddslick.min.js" ></script>
<script id="restoreJQGlobal">
   delete window.jQuery;
   if(window.originalJQuery){
      window.jQuery = window.originalJQuery;
   }   
</script>
<script>
MktoForms2.whenReady(function(mktoForm){
   
   const fieldsToSlickify = [{
      name : "MktoPersonNotes",
      ddSlickOptions : {},
      desktopOnly: false
   }];   
   
   /* NO NEED TO TOUCH BELOW THIS LINE! */
   
   const arrayify = getSelection.call.bind([].slice);
   
   fieldsToSlickify.forEach(function(fieldDesc){
   
      let formEl = mktoForm.getFormElem()[0],
          selectEl = formEl.querySelector("select[name='" + fieldDesc.name + "']");

      arrayify(selectEl.options)
      .forEach(function(option){
         let imageMatch = option.textContent.match(/^!\[(.*)\](.*)/);
         if(imageMatch) {
           let imagesrc=imageMatch[1],
               nonImageContent = imageMatch[2].trim();

            option.setAttribute("data-imagesrc", imageSrc);
            option.textContent = nonImageContent;
         }
      })

      fieldDesc.ddSlickOptions.width = fieldDesc.ddSlickOptions.width || selectEl.style.width;
      fieldDesc.mktoMobileBreakpoints = fieldDesc.mktoMobileBreakpoints || "(max-width: 480px), (max-height: 480px)";
      
      let matchesMobileBreakpoint = window.matchMedia(fieldDesc.mktoMobileBreakpoints).matches;
            
      if( !fieldDesc.desktopOnly || !matchesMobileBreakpoint ) {
        MktoForms2.$(selectEl).ddslick(fieldDesc.ddSlickOptions);      
      }
      
   });
   
});
</script>

 

fieldsToSlickify is an array of the fields you want to transform. Optionally, you can populate ddSlickOptions with ddSlick API options such as imagePosition.

 

To get the above screenshot, I also tweaked the CSS to match my existing custom layout:

div.dd-container {
   float: left;
}
label.dd-selected-text {
   line-height: 32px !important;
}
span.dd-pointer-up {
   top: 40%;
}

 

Your site may need additional styles.

 

Word of warning

ddSlick is not the best nor only plugin for this, just a reasonably good-looking one that I came across.

 

But no matter how awesome it looks on your desktop browser, a so-called “image dropdown” — like any non-HTML-standard form widget — must not be assumed to be accessible or mobile-compatible.

 

Fun as it is to play with, I wouldn’t put this in production unless the project is well-funded enough for UX testing across different mobile browsers/OSes.

 

For this reason, might be best to simply not “ddSlick-ify” Selects if the person is on mobile. Just set desktopOnly to true...

const fieldsToSlickify = [{
      name : "MktoPersonNotes",
      ddSlickOptions : {},
      desktopOnly: true
   }];   

... and the standard <select> will be used if the page is under the standard Forms 2.0 breakpoints (i.e. if the height or width is <= 480px).

 

Notes

* Using Markdown syntax for no particular reason other than it (a) is widely used and (b) is unlikely to naturally appear in Option text.

 
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