[WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Stevio
I am working on a CMS and within it, when a user wishes to add a record, I give them two options: 1) Add record - this goes to a new web page with a form. 2) Add record modally - this brings up a modal dialog box containing the form which allows them to add the record without leaving the page

RE: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Nixon David
I usually go with business activity - business function with my modal forms (SharePoint) e.g. Records - Declare a new record -Original Message- From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On Behalf Of Stevio Sent: 20 July 2011 16:46 To: Web Standards Group

Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Hassan Schroeder
On 7/20/11 8:45 AM, Stevio wrote: I am working on a CMS and within it, when a user wishes to add a record, I give them two options: 1) Add record - this goes to a new web page with a form. 2) Add record modally - this brings up a modal dialog box containing the form which allows them to add

Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Jason Grant
+1 to Hassan's comment. There is no point in having two options. Just have one chunky button called 'Add record' which takes user to modal form with JS on and separate page with JS off. As long as this is coded in progressive enhancement manner everything should be fine. On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at

Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Stevio
User choice basically. They may prefer to see more of a form in its own page, or they may prefer to use a modal form to add the record. If JavaScript is disabled, the system still works fine with the non-modal form option. Take Facebook's current implementation of photos for example. A while

Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Jason Grant
Stephen, I think we are talking about different context with regards to Facebook example. You don't really get side by side options on Facebook to open in separate page or open in modal window. Why does this thing need to have a 'name' anyway? Cheers, Jason On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM,

Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them?

2011-07-20 Thread Stevio
Hi Jason, I was just using that as an example, that users may prefer one way over the other, and so I wish to offer them a choice. It would be nice if Facebook offered the choice! See my original email - it needs a name because the word modal is not one that I think users would be familiar

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