Lightbox modal dialog boxes, your feeling about them?
11 Mar 2009 - 2:30pm
4 years ago
My sense is that as long as it isn't overused, the lightbox dialog
works well for providing essential information and/or interaction
without taking a user out of their primary flow. There are some good
examples in Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott and Theresa Neil,
and I've seen additional examples in the wild recently. I think it's a
familiar enough pattern that users understand it right away and know
how to interact with it, though I haven't yet tested it myself.
I'm designing a process at the moment that uses a lightbox dialog at a
critical point in the sign-in/registration process. It's not ideal,
but after experimenting with a bunch of different approaches, it's the
one I'm most comfortable with. We'll find out whether or not users
agree when we test it.
2009/3/11 Patrick Neeman <pat at usabilitycounts.com>:
> I'm working on a shopping cart, and at a couple of points we either > have to: > - Force someone to sign in for credit card security purposes, or... > - Want to present options attached to a particular shopping cart > item. > > The question is what do you think about using the lightbox dialog > boxes for this? > > I really don't want to take people away from the shopping > experience, and we're trying to guide the user more philosophically > than give them more options so they don't drop. Comments? > > > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help >