Modal boxes are very useful in web applications,not only for user inputs like login or registration forms but also for feedback messages in some scenarios.
I’m not a big fan of popups, but sometimes they are necessary: such as when you need to alert users of important messages or attract their attention with a special offer. The fact is that there are plenty of useful and interesting components for creating simple or complex modal popups.
If you need a modal to overlay any web content (such as images, videos, text, ajax contents) on top of the web page, the following list will help you to find the best Modal Components available.
Originally Published Nov 20 2017, updated Jan 08 2023
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jQuery Modal Plugins:
A jQuery lightbox plugin that is completely rewritten from Fancybox, a Mac Style lightbox plugin, with new features and updated graphics.
A simple, flexible jQuery modal plugin used to present any DOM element or AJAX content in a dynamic, animated, responsive modal window with several useful options.
A simple, fast jQuery plugin which lets you create responsive, beautiful, highly customizable modal windows with CSS3 powered transition effects.
A jQuery Modal Plugin for adding beautiful Modal Boxes & Popups to your website. If you want to close modal, please hit "Esc", click somewhere on the screen or use special button.
A lightweight, responsive, accessible, fullscreen modal window plugin for jQuery (or zepto) that works with any web content such as images, text, iframes, Youtube videos and more. Works in modern browsers.
Vanilla JS Modal Components:
Pure CSS Modal Components:
modalcss is an ultra-light CSS solution to create a simple, responsive modal window with CSS3 animations. Based on pure CSS and plain html structure, without the need to write any checkbox or radio button tricks used in other pure CSS modal solutions.
A lightweight (2kb minified) CSS library to create responsive, customizable, CSS3 animated modal windows with no dependency.
We hope you enjoyed it and as always, let us know what you think! Are there any other cool Modal Components that you have come across? Let us know in the comments!
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