10 Best Modal Components In JavaScript & Pure CSS (2023 Update)

by jQueryScript,

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.

Answering questions “What are the best modal components for jQuery? for JavaScript? for web apps in general?” and picking just 10 of them was not an easy job.

Therefore, we did our research and ended up with a top list of JavaScript and CSS-based modal components that give you full control over popups or dialogs. I hope you like it.

Originally Published Nov 20 2017, updated Jan 08 2023

Table of contents:

jQuery Modal Plugins:

Responsive jQuery Lightbox With Amazing CSS3 Effects - Fancy Box 3

A jQuery lightbox plugin that is completely rewritten from Fancybox, a Mac Style lightbox plugin, with new features and updated graphics.

Responsive jQuery Lightbox With Amazing CSS3 Effects - Fancy Box 3

[Demo] [Download]


Animated AJAX-Enabled Modal Plugin With jQuery - Modal.js

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.

Animated AJAX-Enabled Modal Plugin With jQuery - Modal.js

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive CSS3 Animated jQuery Modal Plugin - iziModal

A simple, fast jQuery plugin which lets you create responsive, beautiful, highly customizable modal windows with CSS3 powered transition effects.

Responsive CSS3 Animated jQuery Modal Plugin - iziModal

[Demo] [Download]


Modal Boxes & Popups Plugin For jQuery - Avgrund Modal

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.

Modal Boxes & Popups Plugin For jQuery - Avgrund Modal

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Any Content Modal Plugin For jQuery - lity

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.

Responsive Any Content Modal Plugin For jQuery - lity

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Modal Components:

Animated Accessible Modal In Pure JavaScript – microModal

A lightweight JavaScript library for inserting animated, accessible modal windows into your document.

Animated Accessible Modal In Pure JavaScript – microModal

[Demo] [Download]


WAI-ARIA Compliant Dialog Box In JavaScript - a11y-dialog

A pure JavaScript plugin to create fully accessible dialog boxes with custom styling and event handling.

WAI-ARIA Compliant Dialog Box In JavaScript - a11y-dialog

[Demo] [Download]


Pure JavaScript Modal Popup with CSS3 Transitions – tingle.js

tingle.js helps you create fullscreen, rich-content modal popup with pure JavaScript and CSS3 transitions for open / close animations

Pure JavaScript Modal Popup with CSS3 Transitions – tingle.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Modal Components:

Minimal Pure CSS Responsive Modal Box – modalcss

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.

Minimal Pure CSS Responsive Modal Box – modalcss

[Demo] [Download]


CSS Only Responsive Modal Window – Light Modal

A lightweight (2kb minified) CSS library to create responsive, customizable, CSS3 animated modal windows with no dependency.

CSS Only Responsive Modal Window – Light Modal

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

That was our list of the 10 Best Modal Components in JavaScript and CSS. There are many more than just ten out there but this list should be a helpful resource for you if you're in need of some modal popup inspiration for your next project.

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!

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome modal windows on the web & mobile? See jQuery Modal and JavaScript/CSS Modal sections for more details.

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