Re: Re: Looking for best practices: pop-up blocked messaging
31 Jul 2005 - 10:54am
Looks like you are talking about pop-ups from hyperlinked elements. I have needed quite a bit of them and used them mostly on complex internet Applications where you are left no choice.
The best way to handle pop-up windows (and still maintain a level of usability) in such cases is to make it modal.
1. it needs to be developed such that unless the pop-up (modal window) is closed the user should not be able to work on the parent window.
2. The the pop-up (modal window) would minimise/maximize/close along with the parent window
3. the pop-up (modal window) Should not show up on the task bar as a seperate window.
4. Ensure cross browser compatibility.
Not sure. Is this an automatic opening of a pop-up when a page loaded,
or are you talking about opening pop-ups from hyperlinked elements?
On 7/29/05, Beth Osnato <bosnato at weightwatchers.com> wrote:
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> > Hi all, > > Apologies for the cross-post. > > We're launching something in a new window, and I'm looking for best > practices regarding (1) warning the user that a new window is going to
> open, and (2) if they aren't seeing the new window, instructing the user
> on how to disable their pop-up blocker -- especially whether there's a
> good way to give this instruction only to users who need it. > > *Please* refrain from any and all "why is it in a new window" questions
> and discussion. It's a done deal, and the only thing I'm interested in
> is how to best work with that reality. > > Thanks, > Beth > > Beth Osnato | Information Architect > WeightWatchers.com >bosnato at weightwatchers.com > > _______________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Group! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixdg.org > (Un)Subscription Options ... http://discuss.ixdg.org/ > Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixdg.org/ > Questions .................. lists at ixdg.org > Home ....................... http://ixdg.org/ >