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In some payment methods, like Paypal, you do need to redirect the user to a third party environment, and it's certainly some undesired friction. To mitigate that, you have to make it clear to the user what is about to happen. State: • that the user will be redirected to a specified third party website and that he will be brought back to your website once ...
I would question whether the user needs two badges. Allow me to make some assumptions as you have not provided details of how the information meets user needs. Does the user need to know there are escalated messages or how many there are? Which is more important? Presumably if there are ANY escalated messages, the user will go to the inbox sooner. I ...
One option is the unified inbox method. It shows a total count of alert items, and the breakdown and grouping is revealed on click or mouseover. The top bar here on a stackexchange site is a good example. I see a total of 2 in the red bubble, and when I click on it I see which sites and categories those two alerts fall into. Facebook has a slightly ...
Slack handles it nicely. Maybe it will help you. https://slack.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201675007-Dock-icon-notifications
While the questions seems to be a bit vague, I can think of using colours and numbers on an icon to show different statuses.
What is the benefit of using a modal for this instead of simply designing it in-page. One of the purposes for a modal is to keep a user focused on a task and eliminate any potential distraction. Modals usually cover the entire page and laser focus viewers attention on a content of a modal.
Modal dialogs are all about focusing the user and removing anything that doesn't have to do with the singular task at hand. On top of that, it allows the user a fairly simple path out of that task without a page refresh. Taking your Twitter example ... [ user scrolls through the timeline ] "Hey, that tweet made me think of something profound!" [ ...
In my experience, modal windows are really good for hiding audio, video, message forms, and lots of other items that would otherwise take up space on your pages. It is purely a matter of preference though. I would say mock one up with the modals, then mock something up without them and see which is better for your user experience. Twitter created Bootstrap ...
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