is a web browser window that is smaller than standard windows and without some of the standard features such as tool bars or status bars. For example,
opens a medium-sized popup window. Popup windows (aka
popups, and pop ups
) are popular for small sidebar-style pages that are digressions from the main page.
Popups are one of the trickiest effects in web development. More than one web developer has been reduced to tears trying to get popups to work correctly. Furthermore, some irresponsible popup techniques have made many web pages handicapped and search engine innaccessible.
, showing the main pieces to a popup. Then we'll show the techniques for targeting a link inside the popup
back to the main page
. Finally we'll work through the many parameters for the
command that adds features to your popups.