10 Best Modal Components In JavaScript & Pure CSS (2022 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 12 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Modal Plugins:

Create Top/Bottom/Side Drawers Using Bootstrap Modal Component

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.

Create Top/Bottom/Side Drawers Using Bootstrap Modal Component

[Demo] [Download]


Blur The Background When Opening A Modal Window

A minimal fast jQuery based modal window that uses CSS filters to blur the background (main content) when the modal is opened.

Blur The Background When Opening A Modal Window

[Demo] [Download]


Super Simple Modal Popups with jQuery and CSS3 Transitions

A jQuery/HTML5/CSS3 based modal script to create simple, responsive, animated, and reuseable modal popups on your website/application.

Super Simple Modal Popups with jQuery and CSS3 Transitions

[Demo] [Download]


Simple iFrame Modal Plugin With jQuery - modallink

modallink is a simple but fully configurable plugin which enables you to display any external links into a modal popup via iframe.

Simple iFrame Modal Plugin With jQuery - modallink

[Demo] [Download]


Draggable And Resizable Modal Popup - myOwnDialog.js

A simple, fast jQuery modal popup plugin for creating draggable and resizable dialog boxes with a background overlay.

Draggable And Resizable Modal Popup - myOwnDialog.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Modal Components:

Simple Modal Window With Background Blur Effect

A simple, lightweight vanilla JavaScript library that lets you create a modal window while blurring the background content to focus your user’s attention on modal content.

Simple Modal Window With Background Blur Effect

[Demo] [Download]


The Simplest Modal Component In Pure JavaScript

An ultra-light JavaScript plugin that helps you create modal windows for your web applications.

The Simplest Modal Component In Pure JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Modal Components:

Simple Responsive CSS-Only Modal Dialog

A simple, responsive modal dialog built using CSS and html checkbox.

Simple Responsive CSS-Only Modal Dialog

[Demo] [Download]


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]


Pretty Simple Modal Window In Pure CSS

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.

Pretty Simple Modal Window In Pure CSS

[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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