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I have a modal that displays the details of an user or product (view mode). You can click the edit button to show the form (edit mode).

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Pressing Cancel will bring you back to View mode. And clicking close will close the modal (same as clicking X).

I'm not sure if this is good UI/UX. I guess I'm worried that the user will think that Cancel actually closes the modal. Or maybe that won't be an issue since they will eventually see the Close button anyway?

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    Is the display mode necessary at all, and if so, why is it a modal? Should it block what's behind it? Modals get overused a lot and that always causes these types of design issues, so it might be a good idea to rethink that.
    – jazZRo
    Mar 18 at 13:10
  • @jazZRo Actually, it could just be a profile page. You suggest I just turn it into a profile page?
    – wyc
    Mar 19 at 1:22

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you can skip close button on view mode which will give user clear idea how to navigate

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