You would think by now that browsers had a cool way to handle styling the <select> box. No.

We use creative CSS hacks and plugins like Chosen to get the job done. I am quite tired of throwing in 3-rd party implementations and dealing with this crap!

20 years in web development and we still write custom code to make select boxes work better and for client needs.

Clients want stylized select lists, end of story. Let's fix the damn problem with this for once with CSS instead of whacked out Javascript plugins.