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16 votes

Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

If you're going to make the choice for the user, I'd suggest using "Resume" since it's much easier for the user to revert back to the start than it is for them to find their place in the video. An ...
Matt O'Keefe's user avatar
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15 votes
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Does a video lightbox need a close button?

Think of it the other way: Not every user has the same level of familiarity, and other sites don't conform to the same standards. Clicking outside the content, or using the esc key to dismiss a dialog ...
Mike M's user avatar
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8 votes
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How to handle the cover when a photo album opens straight to the lightbox?

Let users tell the story This is a very common situation. The user will choose a photo that represents the story they want to tell, but the story will develop sequentially. For example, let's say the ...
Devin's user avatar
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4 votes

Does a video lightbox need a close button?

There is a certain scenario for which a dedicated button is needed. For video, especially, it sounds like a bad idea to dismiss the Lightbox on clicking somewhere on the overlay background. Because ...
Ren's user avatar
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4 votes

What's the difference between a Modal, Popup, Popover and Lightbox?

Popovers are an extension of tooltips which include more content beyond simple text. They often have a title and can include images etc. A tooltip is merely text. When should I use a popover vs a ...
doublejosh's user avatar
3 votes
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How to indicate that clicking a photo will open a slideshow?

You can try use a band, with an icon and descriptive text. Try to take the color out of the signifier, as you'll often have no control of the color of the actual photos. One approach is a 80-90% ...
Mike M's user avatar
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3 votes

Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

I think we cannot give you a valid answer because we don't know why the user has opened the video for second time? What brought him back to view it again? If you can understand that you will ...
Kristiyan Lukanov's user avatar
3 votes

Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

Instinctively (I can't really provide any research to back this up) I'd say that when you close a modal the implication is that it's stopped existing, and when you open it again that's a new modal, ...
Joe Buckingham's user avatar
2 votes

How to handle the cover when a photo album opens straight to the lightbox?

The problems Representing albums with a single picture and using lightbox has some drawback. Breaking users' expectations. They see a thumbnail and expect to see an enlarged version of it. It's a ...
Alexey Kolchenko's user avatar
2 votes

How to handle the cover when a photo album opens straight to the lightbox?

Devin has the right answer for you, start at the beginning. However, one alternative would be to open up to a larger view of the cover and treat it as a cover. Meaning that you would have a nice ...
Chris Janssen's user avatar
2 votes

Should lightbox be opened before or after image is loaded?

First I prefer the first option because I can still see the gallery while I wait for the selected image to appear. Instantly covering the gallery with a large, unrelated placeholder image seems quite ...
cloudworks's user avatar
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2 votes

Should lightbox be opened before or after image is loaded?

The second approach sounds better. It will not be necessary to display the thumbnail stretched within the Lightbox. Instead a progress spinner or bar will be appreciated. I prefer displaying the size ...
Ren's user avatar
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1 vote

Live content in lightboxes doesn't look live

Users expect components to behave like other components they see on the web, and we generally don't use lightboxes to open whole external websites. While you are doing this is a way that is very ...
Izquierdo's user avatar
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1 vote

Should there be arrows in a lightbox on mobile?

In tests I ran with users in the past I noticed that some of them swipe on galleries and others tap on the arrows. I would keep them. If the users wish to see the picture full size without arrows or ...
Mihnea Patrascu's user avatar
1 vote

Should image lightbox close on page scroll?

While there might be some user cases where carefully crafted experiences might allow this behavior, speaking of general available scripts, I wouldn't recommend it. As an user, I want to know the ...
Devin's user avatar
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1 vote

Should image lightbox close on page scroll?

If it's one page design - the reason why it would make sense is because the primary navigation user action is scrolling, not clicking.
Mike Sorokin's user avatar
1 vote

Mobile product page image gallery - what should be the default zoom state?

I can share my thoughts but do not have any studies. In your first suggestion the picture is not really larger then the preview on the product page. The second suggestion shows the picture larger but ...
BrunoH's user avatar
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1 vote

Should video lightbox "remember" the last video position?

I prefer the option when the video starts from beginning and have an alert box before (not modal, just a section) with a button for "Resume".
Madalina Taina's user avatar
1 vote

E-commerce quickview with navigation, useful or gimmick?

This really depends on the initial product listing page. Are the filters on the listing page useful enough to aggregate relevant products? Has the page filtered the results enough so that users will ...
Steven Wakabayashi's user avatar

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