Some inspiration for styling a custom version of the select element. There are many possibilities and ideas of how to let the user select a choice in style.
Flexselect is a jQuery plugin that turns regular select boxes into Quicksilver-like, flex-matching, incremental-finding controls.
Select or Die is a jQuery plugin to style/replace
EasyDropDown is a jQuery plugin that effortlessly turns humble
<select> elements into styleable drop-down menus for use in forms or general UI/navigation.
A tutorial on how to create some nice custom drop-down lists with CSS and jQuery.
There are five examples with different looking drop-down menus and lists for various purposes.
FancySelect is a better select for discerning web developers everywhere and it is easy to use.
HeapBox is plugin for jQuery that replace native HTML selectboxes in your webpages. HeapBox supports themes, events, callbacks, ajax and much more.
Selectize is a jQuery-based custom
<select> UI control. It's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on. It clocks in at around ~7kb (gzipped). The goal is to provide a solid & usable user-experience with a clean and powerful API.
Minimalect is a jQuery plugin for minimal and custom select replacement.
Fancy Fields is a jQuery plugin to customize form elements easily. Text boxes, text areas, radio buttons, checkboxes, select items etc.
Selecter is a jQuery plugin for replacing default select elements.
Replace those boring default select elements with something a little nicer. It plays nice with that shiny responsive layout.
jAutochecklist is a jQuery plugin that help you to create an user-friendly HTML list which can be used to replace the old tradition
Selectify is a jQuery plugin that turns select element into a stylable and customizable element.
The element can receive focus and blur. When focussed, all key strokes for selecting elements will work including browsing by pressing the up and down keys.