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🔍 About SA5's Webflow Modals & Popups Lib

Tools for better modal & popup solutions in Webflow
This library extends Webflow with some capabilities to support modals & popups;
  • Ability to close an element and have it remain closed on the next visit
  • Timed suppression on close, using a cookie

Future

Modals, popups, and other UX elements take a huge range of forms. Webflow has no in-built features to support these, and interactions are often the go-to solution. We're gradually exploring ways to expand on this.
Currently when the element is suppressed, it is removed from the DOM. This is the simple way, however it precludes the ability to manually open and review a message, e.g.;
  • Show an alert
  • User closes the alert, it's now closed forever
  • But there is a "show alerts" button on the page that can un-suppress them
We may redesign this lib so that the modals are not deleted, but hidden instead.
wfu-modals-unsuppress="name"
wfu-modals-unsuppress="name1,name2,name3"
wfu-modals-unsuppress="*"
Other UX support concepts under development;
  1. 1.
    Tooltip: A small pop-up that displays information when a user hovers over or focuses on an element, such as an icon or link.
  2. 2.
    Modal: A dialog box or pop-up window that is displayed on top of the main content and typically requires user interaction before they can return to the main content.
  3. 3.
    Popover: Similar to a tooltip, but often triggered in ways other than just hovering, such as clicking on an element.
  4. 4.
    Overlay: A layer that appears over the main content, often dimming the background and presenting additional information or options.
  5. 5.
    Dropdown: A list of options that appears when interacting with certain elements, like a button or form field.
  6. 6.
    Reveal: General term to describe content or elements that become visible upon interaction.
  7. 7.
    Expando: Informal term sometimes used in web design to describe an element that can be expanded to reveal more content, often used in the context of "collapsible" or "expandable" sections.
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