3
votes
4answers
139 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
867 views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
604 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
171 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
638 views

Should we keep image popup after page refresh?

Simple scenario: User visits site and clicks on small image to enlarge it - large image opens in popup with transluscent dark overlay. When user refreshes the page or shares the link, should the ...
7
votes
6answers
592 views

Are Mailing list popups bad usability

I had a client request that they wanted a mailing list popup like the example given below where the popup is presented to the user as soon as they land on the site I am a little concerned about the ...
4
votes
2answers
441 views

Should I use a popup window (lightbox) for edit and viewing details of grid records?

I have a web application that allows the user to immediately do one of two things: 1) Search for records OR 2) Create a new record As a result, I have two links in the menu bar called Search and ...
5
votes
2answers
990 views

Alternatives to pop-up in JSF

Modal pop-ups feel like ugly work-arounds in web applications. They seem to be hard to manage, can have problems with pop-up blockers, and the modality can create user confusion. What are ...
1
vote
1answer
460 views

ideas on instant messenger implementation on a website

Im looking for a discussions, feedback and ideas on implementing a custom instant messenger implementation in my webapp. I have tried some ideas but they all lack and I dont feel like "ok this feels ...
3
votes
1answer
523 views

Use of Modal Dialog Box for User Sign In

The site that I am working on has a signed-in and a signed-out state. We're in the process of implementing a soft signed-in state (e.g., remember me on this computer). Doing that requires users to ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Multiple call-to-action popups while flash app loading

We are developing a new component for our flash application which displays HTML news popups before the application loads. These popups are typical modal window style popups which may contains random ...
2
votes
2answers
317 views

traditional window popup vs inbuilt poup [closed]

Almost all of the websites/apps uses the custom built popup (HTML) to show menu,messages,page load etc... but, some of the apps still insist on opening the same in a browser based popup window (which ...
7
votes
5answers
4k views

What is a Modal Dialog Window?

What exactly is a modal dialog window and when should you use it? Are there certain cases where you should refrain from using one?
3
votes
2answers
174 views

Displaying _your pop-up blocker is interfering with this_ alerts?

Saw a tweet today from asking if anyone had seen a good example of a site that displayed an alert to users with pop-up blockers turned on (in the case where the blocker interferes with display of some ...
14
votes
6answers
1k views

Do people like/hate popups, even if they're useful?

My company's product is a popup modal widget that shows information about different terms mentioned in blogs, when hovering over a term As lead designer, I find myself wondering if that's the best ...
21
votes
10answers
752 views

Should alert boxes be avoided at any cost?

Thanks to Gabriel Svennerberg and Sam K for this one - raised in a comment here. I was fairly casual about alert boxes until a run of user tests where an alert box was put up to warn learners that ...