hard coded drop down menu help

Just skip the shorthand:

['Cooperation', 'Environmental Sustainability', 'Business Development',
  'Transportation', 'Streetscape', 'Dense Mixed Use' ]

Even better might be a model to return the choices.

class Category
   def self.choices_for_select
     ['Cooperation', 'Environmental Sustainability', 'Business Development',
      'Transportation', 'Streetscape', 'Dense Mixed Use' ]
   end
end

<%= select 'article', 'category', Category.choices_for_select %>

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
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