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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 ...
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Best ux design for year selection in music chart radio/video app

I have this website called billboard.fm where people can listen to the top 100 songs from each year and recently launched a responsive design at http://beta.billboard.fm that uses YouTube instead. I ...
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Pop-ups once a month for asking users their status

We are developing a SaaS application that is currently in beta testing. Our clients are not end users but B2B, so in the beta they have asked us if we could add a pop-up that will ask end users to ...
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Best way to unsubscribe?

We are implementing a communication preferences page, where our users can select to opt-in to different topics of email marketing or choose to unsubscribe from all. If the user un-ticks all options ...
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Modal views vs popovers in iPad

I'm transitioning from an iPhone app to iPad, in the iPhone version I have a view hierarchy similar to this: That is, an UITableView, while tapping on a cell the app navigates to another view with ...
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Should user be able to scroll a web page while a modal is active?

As far as best practices are concerned, should user be able to scroll the page while a modal is active?
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Benefits and drawbacks of modal windows

I'm working on a web application and am a little stuck trying to figure out how I should implement signup forms, login forms, contact forms, and payment forms. I can implement all these in either: ...
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Where to place a delete button in a modal

Currently in our application we have tables of information that give you some of the most important data and them we have a view more link that pops open a modal dialog and gives the user all of the ...
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Research on scrolling within modal (web)? pros/cons?

From a web UI perspective, is there any research or defined best practices in regards to scrolling within a modal window? Please provide specific links, studies, etc. I am of the school that a modal ...
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Are modals usable on smartphones, or is there a better alternative?

I want to make a simple popover (or modal) that allows a user to subscribe to a newsletter (of course only when a user clicks on "subscribe to newsletter", I don't want to be obnoxious). It'll be a ...
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Startup screens: “Show this page at startup” vs. “Don't show this on startup”

I'm currently working on an iOS app where the user is presented with a startup screen until the user disables it. I am insisting that this startup screen should have an already ticked checkbox that ...
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Can an OK button do nothing?

I guess the answer is probably "just be consistent" but if not I could use some fodder for arguments for and against. Here's the scenario A dialog box with a list of things to choose Something ...