Re: No new browser windows... ever??

Subject: Re: No new browser windows... ever??
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:27:44 -0700

Are they maybe taking Jakob's advice out of context?

He hates it when a click opens a new FULL browser window, but he has this
to say about pop-ups:

"To me, a pop-up is a window that is intended as a supplement to a primary
browser window. Thus, it is typically smaller and it does not contain a
"full" page of info. In contrast, the "new browser windows" I warned
against as mistake #2 are intended to stand on their own and contain a
full page.

I actually agree that pop-ups can be useful; I simply observe that users
often close the pop-ups without even looking at their content. Thus, I
currently warn against using them for anything essential.

Help may in fact be a great example of an appropriate pop-up: the text
should definitely be short and it is best to be able to see the help
without changing or obscuring the original context."


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