[whatwg] modal and modeless windows

Rimantas Liubertas rimantas at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 13:13:11 PDT 2005

On 6/27/05, Karl Pongratz <karlhp at karlhp.com> wrote:
> >    In most cases, if you show me an application with a modal window,
> > I'll show you an application that needs to do away with a modal
> > window. The use cases for applications that truly need modal windows
> > probably overlaps the use cases for XULRunner-base applications quite
> > nicely.
> That's new to me. Can we live without modal windows from now? Is that
> somewhere written?

Not exactly this way, but you may want to check:

Chapter 10 "Eliminating Excise"
Chapter 11 "Navigation and Inflection"
Chapter 30 "Using Dialogs"
Chapter 34 "Notifying and Comfirming"
in "About Face 2.0 The Essentials of Interaction Design" by Alan
Cooper & Robert Reimann, Willey Publishing, 2003

6-5 "Letter from a User "
in "The Human Interface - New Direction for Designing Interactive
Systems" by Jef Raskin,
Addison-Wesley, 2005

Also the classics: "Design of Everyday Things" by Donald A. Norman and
"Inmates are Runing the Asylum" by Alan Cooper won't hurt :)


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