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Modal vs Non-Modal [duplicate]

I'm making an app that works on phones and tablets and allows the users to annotate an image. The user drags over an annotation mark and enters data related to the mark. The user may also draw on the ...
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Should closing a modal “blockade” of walled content take the user back to the previous page

The user navigates to content that requires registration to view, and a modal box appears over that (blurred) content and offers options to 'register' or 'not'. Should the 'not' option navigate back ...
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How should I offer instant discounts in response to user actions?

We deal in online apparel subscription model. People subscribe based on number of garments they want. Once people choose garments, get them shipped and then use them, they rate them high if they like ...
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Android back button; save or cancel?

I'm working on an Android app that has an activity where the user can add/modify an item. In the action bar at the top of the activity there is a save and cancel button. It behaves like a fullscreen ...
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What are the arguments against modals when a page loads? [duplicate]

I'm working for an e-commerce client who has requested a design for a newsletter signup modal to appear on page load the second time a user visits the site. I've tried to explain to them that blocking ...
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Better alternatives to display too many Popup/Alert message

We have a requirement in our WPF desktop based application to alert the user about different types of events happening. The events may or may not be related to the user's current activity. We want ...
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how to deal with dynamic long forms going off the screen?

I'm working on a new feature that allows people to share items. To do this i'm overlaying a modal on our site with 10 e-mail address input fields. As you can see, because of the spacing on this ...
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Is it OK to show server errors in modal dialogs?

I read this question that suggests that modals are disruptive, but I want to know if they are good to use with server errors, when the user has finished their task. Thanks
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What is the common UI practice if you want to display a series of dialogs?

In my case (see picture) I display a dialog which requires the user to select date and time. This happens through another dialog which appears above the first dialog. Is this fine for user experience? ...
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Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?

Take a simple dialog window: The user will expect that the titlebar can be used to drag the window through the screen. But why is it limited to just this bar? Why is it uncommon that windows can ...
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Name for: thumbnail getting big and spreads text?

Is there a common name or plugin for the function when a thumbnail gets resized to a bigger image and spreads the surrounding text? It is similar to a modal view, but imho more user friendly. ...
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Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?

Modals are often used to force the user to make a decision, so they're basically questions. Is it ok to present the question in the title of the modal? Something about it rubs me the wrong way. This ...
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Close button place depending on OS

I started thinking today about where should I place the [x] button on web modals. Users usually look at the top-right side, but what happens with OS X users? I've been using Mac for the last 5 years ...
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Alternative to modal error messages with only one button

We are rewriting our desktop application and we are thinking of improving the error handling and error notifications. Currently, it is based on modal dialogs. But we have a lot of errors like "You ...
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Using a modal to display information

I am working on a dashboard to display menus. Throughout the site, we use modals to display important or separate information that prompts user action. Now, there is possible design for a modal to ...
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Should a login navigation item be displayed in the navbar if it opens a modal while the others open a different page

My fixed top navigation bar has five links of equal sizes: the three on the left go to content-related pages; the two on the right access user account functions. One link, "Register," opens up the ...
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sign up flows with in modal screen flow

Designing a setting screen for an application on iPad in a modal where some nested screens require login to enter. I would like to get an opinion on how unnatural it may seem for a user if a sign up ...
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Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be ...
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Are there any guidelines on modal/wizard approach when making UX for information kiosks?

Is it ok to use modal windows or should use only linear wizards? For example, when I've some kind of wizard process finished by entering payment details or signinig it with digital signature, should ...
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Foundation has the “ok” button of their modal-dialog on the left, why? [closed]

Foundation 5 has their "ok" button on the left side of the modal-dialog. jQuery ui, windows & Mac (maybe more) has it on the right. Do they know something that everybody else doesn't? Or is this ...
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Controls in the bottom bar of a modal popup vs. user's expectations

I work on an application where there are a lot of modal popup/windows. A lot of menus and functionalities can only be triggered through a modal popup. Some modal are big and require a scrollbar. For ...
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Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
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Good idea to have back button close a modal window?

I have a request to make the browser's back button close a modal window. I think it's probably a good idea, since I think the majority of times when a user is looking at a modal window (and this is ...
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Are overlays / modal alerts that display on site load accessible?

Some websites welcome you with a Cookie Disclaimer or to Join their Social Page. You'll find a big modal window, mostly in center overlay rest of the site. (as an example: http://www.lynda.com/) ...
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What is the best way to show that a link opens a modal window?

I want to make the user feel that clicking the item will bring up more detail about it in a modal window.
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Save settings changes to configuration file optionally

What is the common practice to save settings in Windows Desktop applications with config file? Is it acceptable to change settings only in run-time, but in file optionally? If Yes, how to provide ...
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Searching items in a tabbed modal window

I have a modal window which lists items and organizes them by category through tabs. I want to implement a typeahead search for the items. My current implementation is to have search as another tab ...
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Why are alert/confirm dialogs bad for mobile web?

I'm currently working on a mobile web app with external designers, but we (the developers) are allowed some input. They keep wanting to add alert and confirmation dialogs for things like form ...
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Is it acceptable to open a modal popup on top of another modal popup? [duplicate]

On the web, is it wise to allow a modal popup (B) to be opened from another modal popup (A)? If modal popup B were to be closed, the user would again be viewing modal popup A. I am asking as I can ...
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Placing a donation – modal or a separate screen?

I am currently working on improving a donation task flow which is similar to the ones of the major crowd-sourcing platforms, however, there are no donation tiers involved, just dollar amounts. As ...
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Modal for a full 'description' field

I have a site that I have developed that allows visitors to submit/upload their own entries. They fill in a form to do so, which then gets outputted onto the site. One of the fields is a ...
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What's the purpose of the bottom bar in popups / modal windows?

There seems to be a common pattern where the bottom of a modal window contains an area that looks slightly separated from its content. I'm trying to find out where this habit comes from, and what ...
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Is there any definitive research on modal/overlay forms? Specifically, dismissing behaviors

I am interested if there is any specific research or user research on dismissing modal or overlay form dialog boxes. The pattern that includes a semi opaque overlay of the application with an input of ...
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Did the default positions of OK and Cancel CHANGE in Windows or web browsers?

I've seen the arguments about where things SHOULD be. But my mind tells me that OK and Cancel have "switched places" on either one or both of: popular browsers Microsoft Windows My mind tells me ...
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Should a modal window be the first thing a user sees when they arrive on a page?

Is it appropriate to have a modal window be the first thing that a user sees on load of a particular screen? I am working on a workflow where a user can group an item they are currently working on ...
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Password protected content / Modal dialog or submission form up-front?

I'm working on a page, where a portion of the information is going to be protected by a password. Would it be beneficial to have text that says "Please enter password to view content" right up front ...
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What is the clearer way to save the users measurements?

I'm designing a online store in which the users could save their sizes in a database and when they want to buy something, we'll calc and display the size of this specific garment according to their ...
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Modals on top of modals

Using bootstrap modals, I keep running into the issue of having an info modal with content inside of it, but there's a need to have a "confirm your decision" modal/popup on top of the initial modal. ...
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How should I arrange horizontal-sliding panes in a modal

I am designing a web app with a modal popup that has 3 steps. The first step contains two panes and occupies the full extent of the modal space (delineated by red dotted line) while the other two each ...
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Modals: “Cancel” styled as NOT a button, just a link [duplicate]

I've been working on some modals for an app, and I have done some research into how various confirmation/abort options are presented to the user in the footer of a modal. A user over on Dribbble ...
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What is the best order for several buttons at the foot of a modal?

I have a multipage modal I am creating. So I have Previous, Next, and Cancel buttons. In addition, since their are many steps, some of which could be blockers, I am giving the user to ability to save ...
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Big images preview

I am working on an application for sharing a scanner. I have a webform for all the settings, a "Scan" button, and a "Preview" button. When the user press "Scan" nothing on the interface changes. A ...
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Preventing users from closing browser tab. Bad idea?

I have a customer who wants to add one of those annoying JavaScript alerts that prevent users from closing a browser tab to make them a discount offer. You know, something like: "are you sure you ...
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Color of destructive primary button

In our app we use green buttons to signify primary actions (located on the right, but that's a whole different discussion) and grey buttons to denote secondary actions ('Cancel'). For example: The ...
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Should a modal window flex in size based upon the information it contains?

I'm using a modal window to reveal additional information about a selected item. There are multiple items, some of which may have more or less information than others. Would it be appropriate to ...
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How big is too big for a modal dialog?

My devs are currently working on a form that appears in a modal dialog- it was pretty big to begin with, but now they've added some fields and it's hanging off the screen- now they want to adjust the ...
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How to use a modal for associative actions with in place search?

I'm designing an application that presents a list of bus stops to the user in a list (html table). Every bus stop belongs to a city somewhere in the world. Once the user finds the stop he wants, he ...
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Best way to present a modal with two ways of searching?

I have a modal used to add a responsibility profile to an element. The responsibility profile is one item from a potentially huge hierarchical list with possibly thousands of items not listed ...
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Different UX for multi-edit vs. single record edit

I have a user datagrid with inline editing capability. In some cases there is additional information that appears in a bottom pane (permissions details etc). The user also has the ability to bulk ...
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Is this a good practice to load opening-in-a-modal login/register forms from an external page?

For the sake of reaching simplicity in maintaining my web application code, I've decided to keep my login/register forms in a separate page and load them on demand via a modal popup window. This ...