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Big part of being UX is not basing your designs on what you feel, know or expect, but on user research and cognition instead. User 'research' (conventions) A title bar at the top is pretty much an undisputed convention. By way of analogy, putting it a the bottom is like speaking and change yes with no, because you feel like it (in Greek 'na' means 'yes' - ...


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Without any research on the subject I'd say it would be one of the most annoying things to get used to, as it is the exact opposite of any standards put in place by operating systems. Another thing to consider is that content always follows the title, reversing the order would go against common sense.


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It's definitely not bold/radical since this has been done before. Anyway, I'd argue that it's not really user friendly. You're asking the user to take a leap of faith (ok, just once but that's one too many). Why not opt for this variation of your idea. For a non-action dialog, place an x-mark in the upper right corner but actually make the entire lightbox ...


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I've seen this behavior both on mobile, touch UIs as well as on web, mouse UIs. The mobile use cases were exactly as you describe, dimissing pop-ups by tapping the darkened area around it. The web use cases were mostly dismissing image overlays. (Sorry, I have no references at hand.) Although I would wonder as a UX Designer whether I should eliminate the ...


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Id say that it would be a flawed pattern that can't withhold consistency. Sure, it would work for instances where there is only one action available ("OK" or "Close" etc.), but when the popup is a dialog requesting a decisive action from the user this pattern can't be used, since tapping outside the popup won't provide enough feedback of which option the ...



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