6 jQuery Plug-ins to create Fancy Modal Dialogs

Here is a list of 6 plug-ins you can use to create fancy modal dialogs using jQuery. This section has been taken from my eBook 51 Tips, Tricks and Recipes using jQuery and ASP.NET Controls

BlockUIPlugin (v2) - The jQuery BlockUI Plugin lets you simulate synchronous behavior when using AJAX, without locking the browser. When activated, it will prevent user activity with the page (or part of the page) until it is deactivated. BlockUI adds elements to the DOM to give it both the appearance and behavior of blocking user interaction

ColorBox - A light-weight, customizable lightbox

DOMWindow - jQuery plugin used to create DOM windows

FancyBox - FancyBox is tool for displaying images, html content and multimedia in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page

jqDialog - jqDialog is a small dialog plugin that provides smooth, persistent, non-intrusive alternatives for alert(), confirm() and prompt(). There is also a notify() dialog that pops up and goes away in X seconds

jqModal - jqModal is a plugin for jQuery to help you display notices, dialogs, and modal windows in a web browser. It is flexible and tiny, akin to a "Swiss Army Knife", and makes a great base as a general purpose windowing framework

About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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1 comment:

moranti said...


Thanks for your list. very helpful.

I know

jqModal (which you posted)


Likno Web Modal Windows Builder (to create jQuery modal windows)


very good tools