In need of a good jQuery/JavaScript popup overlay

Posted on 2011-10-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi all,

I'm hunting around for a decent script for html popup overlays - the type that darken the background to make it the focus.

It doesn't have to be bells & whistles but something clean and efficient (works in all borwsers) that I can do things like quick signup forms in - so posts to a confirmation page within the same popup.

If anyone has any experience with some they use with good effect and any pointers into integrating a form -> post -> confirmation in the popup format would be much appreciated.

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Thanks for this - it doesn't seem to darken the background and is there a way to load HTML into it?
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by:chaitu chaitu
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when the page is loading add this div to the form and give some class to it.

$(document.forms[0]).append('<div class="modalPageMask"></div>');

		//when the modal window comes show the mask in the background
		window.showModalDialog(url, arguments, options);
		//if you close the window then hide the class.

	left: 0;
	position: absolute;
	text-align: center;
	top: 0;
	width: 100%;

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Thanks all - I'm having a bash at the first link - http://jqueryui.com/demos/dialog/#modal

Could someone give me some advice on the later part of the question - form posting. I have this code for the popup working ok:

	<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {
		var $dialog = $('#signup')
				autoOpen: false,
				title: 'Quick Signup Required',
				draggable: false,
				modal: true,
				resizable: false,
				width: 420,
				height: 400,
				position: ['center',150]

		$('#opener').click(function() {
			// prevent the default action, e.g., following a link
			return false;

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It loads signup.php fine and displays the HTML but the way in which it's done confuses me when it comes to the form posting to a new .php page but staying within the window.

Can anyone shed some light ont his - much appreciated!

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