Note: By flash message, I do not mean Adobe Flash, but messages that should be displayed on completion of an action.
I am designing a web application and messages will be displayed after a certain action.
There are 2 scenarios where this will happen:
User performs an action such as delete or create new user. After the action is performed, they get redirected to the main view (which in this case would be a list of all users) and a flash message is shown.
User performs an action such as saving a blog post. After the action is performed, no redirection happens. The user remains on the same page, but a flash message is displayed.
The flash message is just a simple stylized
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Problem: What should with the flash message?
- Should the message have a close button to be closed by the user manually?
- Should the message fade out automatically?
- Should the message just remain there permanently and be uncloseable?