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    Thick Box, Grey Box ... Why not to use ...

    Hello ...

    I was looking for a new way to pop up content (like contact forms, small tables full of data) while not using new windows.

    I have found 2 (Grey Box and Thick Box) that work well, but I am doing something "new" and I need to make a pro / con list as to why we should use this new method.

    Have any of had any real con's to using these methods?

    Thanks

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    Cons:
    - Depend on javascript (but not a problem if you cater for the javascript off scenario)
    - Not a novelty any more since so many people use these things
    - May annoy some people

    Pros:
    - You can style these easily so that they don't look like all the other boxes out there and fit in nicely with your site
    - User doesn't have to wait for page to reload. People seem to like this stuff that pops up instantly without having to make the trip to the server.
    - Nowadays popup blockers make popups not a good idea. This is a good way around this problem.
    - Relatively low maintenance since all you need to do generally is give a link a class in order to "activate" it for use with the overlayed box

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    Thanks Raf,

    But what do me annoy people ... this is the kind of stuff I am looking as it feels very intuitive.

    Thanks again ...


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