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it is obnoxious
Authored by: abriening on May 25, '04 12:42:18PM

I admit that I have done it in the past: no resize, no scroll, no address bar. I think it is a product of the almost total control in print design. But too many sites annoyed me when their non-resizable windows were the wrong size for their flash content or images. So now I tend to believe the need to control the users enviroment is a design flaw. If you think you need to display in a little pop-up box, you're not trying hard enough.



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it is obnoxious
Authored by: osxpounder on May 26, '04 06:04:45PM

I'm guilty, too, but I agree with all of these points and I promise I'm changing my ways. I'll always allow scrollbars & resizing, from now on, but I might hold back on the toolbars and address bars. There are some reasons I can imagine for doing so:

- for many popups, the address is of no use, since it can't be reused outside of the page that called the popup [as with some javascript calls].
- I'd decide depending on the audience; for technogeeks like us, I know you all know how to make a new window, & how to get a URL into a new and different window.

One thing I never, ever do is specify font sizes in pixels or points. I always want to ensure that browsers can resize the text. It's up to the user to figure out how to do that in her own browser, though.

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