Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Top 5 jQuery Modal Plugins

I’ve been working on a couple of prototype projects over the last month or so and inevitably I end up needing some type of modal dialog to either notify or request information to/from the user.

Historically, I’ve just been  BlockUI man, but I wondered what everyone else in the jQuery community was using for a modal dialog plugin.

So, about a week ago I tweeted a poll from PollDaddy asking what modal plugins you use.

Here are the results of the poll…

As you can see, out of the 15 jQuery Modal plugins that I polled, the community picked the following 5 to be their favorite jQuery Modal Dialog plugin…

  1. ThickBox
  2. BlockUI
  3. jQuery UI Dialog
  4. jqModal
  5. Facebox


  1. development company.

  2. Thank you for the result. I never heard about BlockUI. Good thing.

  3. I had never heard of PollDaddy! Keep tweeting Elijah, this is killer stuff for us web guys.

    You make me less dumber.

  4. I've been thinking about similar topics lately, and it's good to see that I'm not alone. What do you think about jQuery UI Dialog?

  5. this one's going on Delicious

  6. NotesForLightBox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
    The current functionalities are:

    Rounded corners light box
    Navigation with buttons
    Real slide show with progress bar

    Live demo: