HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

jc laurent
jc laurent
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 5,504 Points

You need to add a label for the 'color' select element.

any idea why is going wrong?

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>
  </head>
  <body>

    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>

      <select name="shirt_color" id="color">

              <label for="color">Shirt Color</label>


          <option value="red">red</option>
        <option value="yellow">yellow,</option>
    <option value="purple">Purple</option>
    <option value="blue">Blue</option>
    <option value="green">Green</option>
    <option value="orange">Orange</option>


</select>
    </form>

  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

Rohald van Merode
Rohald van Merode
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 15,000 Points

Hi Jc,

You nearly had it, the label element will display the text above your dropdown list. Therefore it has to be placed outside / above your select element, in the select element you'll only add your options and optgroup if needed.

Hope this helps.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>
  </head>
  <body>

    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>
      <label for="color">Shirt Color: </label>
      <select name="shirt_color" id="color">
        <option value="red">red</option>
        <option value="yellow">yellow</option>
        <option value="purple">Purple</option>
        <option value="blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="green">Green</option>
        <option value="orange">Orange</option>
      </select>
    </form>

  </body>
</html>