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Part: I Design and Usability Topics > Managing Popup Windows

Chapter 9. Managing Popup Windows

In the feng shui of Web design, popup windows are like the oddly shaped corner cabinet that doesn't quite fit. Some people have never liked them, calling them user-hostile and finding them personally offensive as only people with no other problems can. However, popups used to be a contender. They had their place in Web design. They were great for calling up help screens, quick definitions, extended descriptions, and other bits of useful but peripheral information that didn't seem to warrant a page of its own. Used properly, popups helped to make a navigation scheme feel more streamlined and focused.


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