Popup windows - hate 'em or love 'em; they are a constant companion during our Internet surfing. They can be quite useful, especially chromeless variety.
A chromeless popup window is one that doesn't show browsers menu or tool bar, but does retain title bar (for easy closing). Some visitors have so many options on their tool bars that they take up over a quarter of screen height!
Chromeless popup windows are a great way to deliver list information and extra help for filling in forms without bogging down your pages.
This particular chromeless popup window procedure will work in Netscape and IE Versions 4+. It will create a link activated window of a fixed size, but will allow for scrollbars if necessary.
To view a demo, click on "20 second site survey" link on right hand menu of our home page:
First, create and save a standard page with information you wish to be displayed in popup window. The elements should be placed within a table structure. Suggested width of table: around 330 - 350 pixels.
And if you want to create a "Close this Window" statement in page:
Close this window< d>
If you choose not to include this snippet, visitors will still be able to close window via popup window title bar controls.
Second, script to launch chromeless popup window. Copy and paste this into HTML (between and tags) of page you wish to launch popup from (change properties in capital letters to suit):