Update: A far more better approach is to dynamically replace ’s in the HTML. Here is my post on the topic – Customizable Form Select / Dropdown Replacement with Mootools

Got tired of not able to style (colors, padding, background image, etc) dropdowns under various browsers (Internet Explorer and Safari are proven worst). Using my very favorite javascript framework mootools I created some simple dropdown simulating the select and option html tags usage.

Picture == thousand words
Custom Dropdown

and example of custom styled dropdown


Comment by andrew on 2009-11-19 16:53:02 +0300

We are wanting custom dropdowns as well for our new site.