Integrated popup html/javascript

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  1. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    I have just recently started programming in Javascript because there isn't a front-end developer at this company, so I was assigned the task of getting to grips with it. The project is an editor type of tool which has a submit rule button. When pressed I want a new window which shows the statistics of the project that was created and a message that the project has been saved successfully.

    Now I have been searching for a few days for a way to create an integrated pop-up window. The alerts and prompts won't do the trick. I have seen this on websites, so I think it's possible. I just can't figure out how.

    What I want is something like:

    <html>
    <body>
    yadi, yadi, yadi
    <pop up stuff id="Blah">
    html code generated by ajax calls
    </pop up stuff>
    more yadi
    </body>
    </html>

    So I have 2 questions.
    Is this even possible? (if the answer is "no" I actually only have 1 question)
    How is this possible?

    I'm not using JQuery (yet) just plain old javascript/ajax/html/php/css

    Any clues on the matter are appreciated!
     
  2. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    After searching for 2 days I find the answer 30 minutes after deciding to ask for help :lol:

    I found a lightweight lightbox solution which seems to do exactly what I wanted.
     
  3. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I often find that asking someone about a problem forces you to put it into words, which then makes the solution (or at least the correct google search terms) more obvious -- and kind of makes me look a bit silly :lol:
     
  4. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Precisely :D

    I sit beside a designer who hasn't got the foggiest on the stuff I'm working on. When he sees me staring at the screen and pulling my hairs out, he sometimes asks: "What's up?". And more often than not I start explaining the problem and halfway I go "..... ..... hang on! That's it! Thanks!".
     

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