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BPOW: Modal window focus management

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013

Modal windows are up in this week’s Best Practice of the Week (BPOW): For what appears to be such a simple concept, modal windows create incredibly complex interactions on the web. For users that rely on devices and software other than a mouse to navigate, the complexity is increased.

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BPOW: ESC key to close modals and menus

Posted by on July 30th, 2013

We look at some JavaScript best practice in this week’s Best Practice of the Week (BPOW). Using the Esc key to close toggle-able widgets such as modals and pop-over menus is becoming so prevalent in user interfaces that it’s usually expected by users. The concept is so simple that there’s no reason not to add it into your websites and web applications.

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