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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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1answer
104 views

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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4answers
162 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 ...
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4answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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4answers
661 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
1k 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 ...
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1answer
497 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 ...
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1answer
534 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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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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?
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2answers
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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 ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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10answers
782 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 ...