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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
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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