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 12 2022
Table of contents:
jQuery Modal Plugins:
A CSS extension to Bootstrap 4/5 framework that enables you to create top, bottom, and/or side drawers and fullscreen modal dialogs using the native Bootstrap 4/5 modal component.
A minimal fast jQuery based modal window that uses CSS filters to blur the background (main content) when the modal is opened.
A jQuery/HTML5/CSS3 based modal script to create simple, responsive, animated, and reuseable modal popups on your website/application.
modallink is a simple but fully configurable plugin which enables you to display any external links into a modal popup via iframe.
A simple, fast jQuery modal popup plugin for creating draggable and resizable dialog boxes with a background overlay.
Vanilla JS Modal Components:
Pure CSS Modal Components:
A simple, responsive modal dialog built using CSS and html checkbox.
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 dead simple CSS library which lets you create modal windows using pure CSS/CSS3. Powered by :target and :before pseudo classes. Animated with CSS3 transitions and transforms.
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!