I have a button that pops a simple modal form. The form takes a name, description and has a save button. I am not a fan of having a button to the left of the screen, a dialog that pops in the center and having to mouse way over to complete the form. Feels disconnected and inefficient.
Is there a way to pop the form right above the button? Some way to connect the two so you know the form goes with the action you just executed? I've thought of using an accordion panel, etc. but I don't want the neighboring content shoved up or down the screen. Trying to keep things in place. I'd prefer the form appear over the screen, like the modal.
I guess I could use a popover tooltip but that feels like a misuse of the element.
Thoughts? Ideas? Examples?