JavaScript Plugins for Stylish Modal Windows

Simple Modal is a designer-friendly JavaScript plugin to create alert and message windows (also called modals) that seemingly float above a web page and force the user to interact with them before moving on. You can download the bundle of assets free from Plasm.

Smashing Magazine has a good guide to how and when to use modal windows here. Good uses for these kinds of modals include:

  • login forms
  • alerts
  • tips
  • confirmations
  • displaying photographs