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bootstrap 3 popover graphic script needed

     
2:12 am on Feb 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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We have a client who wants a graphic showing their current special to automatically display one time to people visiting their site.

Site is html/css/bootstrap 3.x.

I've googled "bootstrap 3 popup script" but have not found anything easy to implement.

Can anyone direct me?
3:21 am on Feb 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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3:45 am on Feb 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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There was a question about using full page simple css modals or page overlays here some time back, you might find one that works for you: [webmasterworld.com...]
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Really?

Then again, clients keep me amused. :)

I have, however, convinced the vast majority that a mouse over "SPECIALS" that generates that pop up that disappears when the mouse loses locus is far more user friendly than an in your face invite/dare the user to install script blockers/ ad blockers kind of thing.
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I convinced the client not to do it by saying, "Most browsers block try to block them, and many folks find them irritating."

They are going to go with simple graphic instead.
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I have a problem with this type of a thread. That is a thread were a poster, claims to be a Webdev or SEO and is contracted to do some work, but then has no clue as how to how to carry out a very basic and straight forward task. This person then asks others in the forum how to do it. We generally oblige, as in this case out of courtesy and giving the poster the benefit of the doubt.

But, the OP's last post really pushes my buttons.
"Most browsers block try to block them, and many folks find them irritating."

The first part of this post is false, not most browser, in fact none of the major browser block modals. What browser block is pop-ups (pop under, or over). Specifically new instances of the browser being launched with newly loaded webpages. The second part of the statement is opinion and judging by the ubiquity of the use of "modals" they must be more effective than they are annoying.

What this demonstrates is a fundamental lack of knowledge, now if this was personal project then fine you need to learn somewhere, I (and likely others here) am/are happy to help but when one starts taking people's money to do work that one doesn't know how to do it is a different story. It doesn't help you, it certainly doesn't help your client and it generally casts a bad light on the independent professionals in the industry, as clients will be reluctant to do business with independent professional after having been burnt by those that are not as experienced.

I think some of this was discussed in this thread:
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I appreciate your opinion but there is no need to be condescending about it. We have done hundreds of websites and our clients are universally happy with what we create and maintain (well, 99%, there's always that "one").

If we were whipping up some simple wordpress websites we could choose from a dozen add-ins to do what our client suggested. I doubt you would be as critical to someone asking this question with regard to a wordpress website.

But building sites by hand using html5/css/bootstrap, from what I can tell there is no script to download which will reliably allow us to do this. I did a lot of googling to find one, reviewed over a dozen, and came up blank. If you know of one, please suggest.

Which leads to coding by hand using the bootstrap modal guidelines. Which would not be cost effective for our client or for us, since we've never done it before.

The client was throwing out ideas without understanding what is involved. We came up with a better solution for them already and have implemented it.

But the fact is, whether or not they are common, many people, including myself, find salesly modal popups to be irritating. We need our client's website to be compelling and friendly, not annoying, which is why we have never and in the future will avoid using these kind of popup promos.

You are a "senior member" so you can obviously "get away" with your statements, but it does not make for a user friendly experience here.
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But building sites by hand using html5/css/bootstrap, from what I can tell there is no script to download which will reliably allow us to do this.

By Hand means just that ... and those of us who have been doing it for years have created our own "templates" that are used to build anything. Add scripting when interactive functionality is required, and one is done. One also knows exactly what is in the code and is not reliant upon a third party who might change functionality without notice (or explanation).

Nothing wrong with WP, other than the fact it is easily hacked and is a target by bad actors everywhere AND the plugins offered are rarely vetted (or understood) by those who use them.

As for curmudgeonly behavior, some days yes, some days no... sometimes comments are just a vent that has nothing to do with the OP's thread. @NickMNS is actually a very nice person. :)
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I believe it. I have those days too.

Yes, this what we've done, developed templates that are a starter for our new sites, which usually branch off from those, incorporating features we've used in the past. But even those use various scripts, for fancy forms, masthead sliders, menus, and so forth. But they are thoroughly vetted and tested and a known quantity.
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Having put in the hard work up front will pay off with "time saved" further down the line. Having done it yourself, you know exactly what's in there ... thus makes it easier to deal with "new things" as required.

As for clients ... as I indicated above, they keep me amused. :)
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If only someone would write a WP plugin for FIX CLUELESS CLIENT ...

But that would inspire others to create ad nauseum:
FIX ANGRY CLIENT
FIX DELUSIONAL CLIENT
FIX STUPID CLIENT