Looking for best practices: pop-up blocked messaging

29 Jul 2005 - 12:49pm
9 years ago
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Beth Osnato
2004

Hi all,

Apologies for the cross-post.

We're launching something in a new window, and I'm looking for best
practices regarding (1) warning the user that a new window is going to
open, and (2) if they aren't seeing the new window, instructing the user
on how to disable their pop-up blocker -- especially whether there's a
good way to give this instruction only to users who need it.

*Please* refrain from any and all "why is it in a new window" questions
and discussion. It's a done deal, and the only thing I'm interested in
is how to best work with that reality.

Thanks,
Beth

Beth Osnato | Information Architect
WeightWatchers.com
bosnato at weightwatchers.com

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29 Jul 2005 - 3:30pm
Noah Mittman
2005

Not sure. Is this an automatic opening of a pop-up when a page loaded,
or are you talking about opening pop-ups from hyperlinked elements?

On 7/29/05, Beth Osnato <bosnato at weightwatchers.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Hi all,
>
> Apologies for the cross-post.
>
> We're launching something in a new window, and I'm looking for best
> practices regarding (1) warning the user that a new window is going to
> open, and (2) if they aren't seeing the new window, instructing the user
> on how to disable their pop-up blocker -- especially whether there's a
> good way to give this instruction only to users who need it.
>
> *Please* refrain from any and all "why is it in a new window" questions
> and discussion. It's a done deal, and the only thing I'm interested in
> is how to best work with that reality.
>
> Thanks,
> Beth
>
> Beth Osnato | Information Architect
> WeightWatchers.com
> bosnato at weightwatchers.com
>
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