View Full Version : inline popup

02-02-2004, 07:08 AM
What I want is a popup like...

<a href="member.html" target="_blank">Member</a>

...But I want to be able to customize what the window looks like (width, height, scrollbars/no scrollbars, etc.). If you know how I can do this I'd appreciate the help. Mostly I just don't want pages and pages of javascript because I gonna have quite a few of these little guys.

02-02-2004, 07:26 AM
You may want to rethink your strategy as pop-ups are becoming a thing of the past due to abuse. This is javascript so try posting a few doors up.

02-02-2004, 07:27 AM

Well, you'll have to use a little. w3schools (http://www.w3schools.com) has a bunch of good javascript tutorials. The one you want is here (http://www.w3schools.com/js/tryit.asp?filename=tryjs_openallwindow), the page is set up so you can play with the code and see the immediate effects. Hope this helps,


02-02-2004, 07:37 AM
He wants inline like:

<a href="#" onclick='window.open("page.html", "", "width=500, height=400, toolbar=no, location=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no");'>Pop it</a>

Post in the javascript forum if you need more help

02-02-2004, 07:42 AM
This is exactly what you're after.
It's the most user friendly way of going about it.
Users can click it, right-click (open new window) and even bookmark the link without getting a JS error.

<a href="http://www.youngpup.net/" title="YoungPup.net" onclick="window.open(this.href,
'popupwindow', 'width=800,height=600,scrollbars,
resizable,menubar=1,location=1,toolbar=1'); return false;"> YoungPup.net</a>

It comes from youngpup.net, hence the the link...

*edit: You beat me zoobie :)

02-02-2004, 07:48 AM
Heh heh...but that throws an error and is no different than <a href="http://yahoo.com">Yahoo!</a> if the whole window is replaced.

02-02-2004, 08:23 AM
I must have stuffed it up when I copied from the source of my site...:o

Here it is again, no errors, user friendly...:D

<a href="http://www.youngpup.net/" title="YoungPup.net" onclick="window.open(this.href, 'popupwindow', 'width=800,height=600,scrollbars,resizable,menubar=1,location=1,toolbar=1'); return false;"> YoungPup.net</a>


zoobie: try it, it's very different to a standard <a>

02-02-2004, 08:48 AM
\/Look Down\/

02-02-2004, 08:49 AM
Hey, thanks for the help Zoobie. That's exactly what I was looking for, a simple inline code. My approach just wasn't the right approach. Only one question, what does the # stand for when you put in in the href=? As for the use of pop ups, that's what I needed to go with the flow of my site, regardless of whether their out of style or not. I have everything loading in an <iframe>, and I wanted a specific part to open outside of the <iframe> without moving people all over away from where they're at. I'll post a link here as soon as I get it all done so you'll see why they're so important. But thanks again for the help.

02-02-2004, 12:28 PM
sina94, the problem with the code zoobie posted is that it will cause a javascript error if the user right clicks the link and chooses "open in new window".
This may not sound like a big problem, but if you we're using a page the you knew had its content within an iframe, wouldn't you open a link in a new window so as to not lose your place? So would I, and so would any seasoned web surfer.
The second code snippet I posted will not cause any such problem.
Merely a heads up :D