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

2011-07-21 Thread Patrick Horgan
On 07/20/2011 09:43 AM, Stevio wrote: 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

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

2011-07-21 Thread Stevio
- Original Message - From: Patrick Horgan phorg...@gmail.com Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:05 AM On 07/20/2011 09:43 AM, Stevio wrote: Take Facebook's current implementation of photos for example. A while back they introduced a modal viewing box for images. However, if you click F5

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

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
link, so far I've come up with coolbox, float, or using an icon with an arrow. Any better suggestions? Thanks, Stephen - Original Message - From: Hassan Schroeder has...@webtuitive.com To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:18 PM Subject: Re: [WSG] Modal forms

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

2011-07-20 Thread Jason Grant
:18 PM Subject: Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them? 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

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

2011-07-20 Thread Stevio
Subject: Re: [WSG] Modal forms - what to call them? 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