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Know The Types of Website Popups and How to Create Them

POPUPS! They can annoy you but if used properly, they can be a boon to any marketing campaign. In 2015, Taylor wrote an article on best practices to use popup…

POPUPS! They can annoy you but if used properly, they can be a boon to any marketing campaign. In 2015, Taylor wrote an article on best practices to use popup. While the article discussed how to optimize popup, in this article I am going to list down the types of articles and how you can implement them. I have added codes for every type of popup for a better idea.

1. Creating a basic popup:

Creating a simple pop-up

This section talks about creating a basic popup using simple HTML and CSS. There is a separate section for header, footer and content. I have also added a close button at top right corner of the popup. There are three steps to create this popup.

A. Add HTML [manage a structure of a popup]

<div class="popup-content">
<span class="popup-close">×</span>
<div class="popup-header">Header</div>
<div class="popup-body">
<p>Your popup code goes here</p>
</div>
<div class="popup-footer">Footer</div>
</div>
</div>\

B. Add CSS [Display Like a popup]

<style>
.popup-layout {
position: fixed;
z-index: 1;
left: 0;
top: 0;
width: 100% ;
height: 100% ;
overflow: auto;
background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4);
}
.popup-header,
.popup-footer{
background: #29f;
padding: 20px;
color: #fff;
font-weight: bold;
}
.popup-body{
padding: 20px;
}
.popup-content {
background-color: #fefefe;
margin: 15% auto;
border: 1px solid #888;
width: 60% ;
}
.popup-close {
color: #FFF;
margin: 10px;
float: right;
font-size: 28px;
font-weight: bold;
}
.popup-close:hover,
.popup-close:focus {
color: black;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
}
</style>

Moreover, you can also check out this tutorial of creating a basic popup if you want to learn the basic understanding.

C. Add Script [for action on close button]

<script>
var popup\_close = document.getElementsByClassName('popup-close');
for (var i = 0; i < popup\_close.length; i++) {
var closeThis = popup\_close\[i\];
closeThis.addEventListener("click", function () {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
}, false);
}
</script>

2. Creating a timer based popup:

Creating a timer based popup

This is a timer based popup which can be displayed at a certain time after the page is loaded.

For reference, I have added the code to display the popup after 5 second [Add following code]. Steps are as below.

Follow all the steps mentioned in section 1. (Creating a simple popup) and add the following code below that code.

<script>
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
setTimeout(function () {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "block";
}, 5000);
</script>

To Auto hide after 5 second, add following code.

<script>
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "block";
setTimeout(function () {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
}, 5000);
</script>

3. Creating a Scroll popup:

This one shows up when you scroll down the page. I have set it to 500 pixels, you can change as per requirements

<script>
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
window.onscroll = function () {
if (document.body.scrollTop > 500 || document.documentElement.scrollTop > 500) {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "block";
}
}
</script>

4. Creating a Scroll / Time [5 second] popup:

Pretty much the same as above but this one shows popup after 5 seconds of scrolling .

<script>
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
window.onscroll = function () {
if (document.body.scrollTop > 500 || document.documentElement.scrollTop > 500) {
setTimeout(function () {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "block";
},5000 }
}
</script>

5. Creating an Exit popup:

Creating an exit popup

Only confirmation alert popup will show and you can’t make changes in html of this popup. Use following line of code on a single page.

<script>
window.onbeforeunload = function() {
return "You are about to leave"
}
</script>

There is another variation you can make here. In this scenario, if the user moves his cursor beyond the browser screen, you can create a popup to convince the user to stay. Below is the line of code you will need.

<script>
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "none";
document.addEventListener("mouseout", function (event) {
document.getElementsByClassName('popup-layout')\[0\].style.display = "block";
});
</script>

So guys, I hope this guide helped you through various types of popups. If you love animating your pop-up, you might want to check out this tutorial of creating an animated CSS pop-up. Do try them and let us know your experiences.

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