popup window

Posted on 1998-06-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I was visiting a site and it had a small pop-up window that said welcome and then it went away after a few seconds. I tried looking at the page source but could not find out how he did that as I would like to put that on my site to notify everone when I am on vacation. How can this be done?
With example code please, thanks.
Question by:dtucker
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martinag earned 200 total points
ID: 1844118
Put this at your home page:
newWindow = window.open('','nW','width=300,height=100,scrollbars=0');
newWindow.location.href = 'welcome.htm';
// -->

Then you'll have to create the pop-up document, welcome.htm:
<BODY BGCOLOR="FFFFFF" ONLOAD="setTimeout('self.close()', 3000);">
<H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Welcome!</H1>

At the BODY-row, we tell the browser to close the window after 3 seconds (= 3000 ms).

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