I'm currently designing a Maintainance countdown message. I think to create it as a pop-out modal window when the user logs-in and afterward place the countdown with a short header on a "sticky" position on the bottom of the screen / or under navigation. Does someone have any experience designing it? Do you believe that the pop-out modal window is appropriate in this case? enter image description here


It can depend on where your cookie policy information is displayed. Information underneath the navigation may be missed by the user if you use a mega menu. We tend to add important information to the top of the website using a high contrast between the text and background to help this to be the first thing the user will see and read.

With a maintenance warning you could prevent the user from accessing the website with a modal popup. If the website is going to error whilst the maintenance is being carried out you may want to look into setting up a holding page.

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