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Modal Windows

A modal window is a pop-up element that requires a site user to interact with its content before returning to the main site's content.

When to use & what problem does this solve?

Modal pop-ups can be useful for conveying urgent information, such as deadlines or other reminders, or as effective calls to action, requiring users to enter information before they can continue. They can also be used to show content that is too large or unwieldy for the page, or content that only applies to some users.

Modals should be used sparingly. Because they often interrupt the natural flow of a website, they can create a frustrating user experience if used inappropriately.

Example Usage

This is a Modal Window

This is the first paragraph inside the modal window.

This is the rest of the modal window information.

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Last edited by: kauder 09/06/2014

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