Popups are the spawn of satan … in fact say so much in ‘the Book‘ … most of the time. Like medicinal marijuana for terminally ill cancer patients who have an adversion to morphine, pop-ups do have some rare, legitimate utility for things like calendar widgets for date-related form entries and/or disclaimer type information. Which is why I’ve linked an article by Elise Bauer entitled “How To Make a Pop-up Window” that shows how to do it right – especially for those of us who like to right click.
If you’re not sure what I mean you can view a popup of my very first post/press release one of two ways.
- Left click on it and you get a popup
- Right Click on it and you can open a new browser Window (or tab for you hip, cool FireFox users)
It is the ability to right click and do things like open window, tabs, create bookmarks and/or save linkable content that makes Elise’s example so valuable — at least to me — of course your mileage may vary.