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Can "Nice" websites ever use pop-up windows?
From Jeff at Ackley Uniforms on 18 Jan '00
Have any of you used automatic pop up windows on your mainstream commercial web
sites? It would seem that a small one-time pop-up window is a good
way to showcase a featured product.

Furthermore, creating pop-ups is easy using free software snippets
and some microscopic familiarity with javascript.

The big problem I see is that such windows have become almost a
trademark of porno sites or freebie web hosts. Many of you probably
feel that "nice" sites shouldn't use such a tainted technique to
hard sell products.

Can such windows serve a useful purpose? Is there a way to make them
less annoying? (I know how to use cookies to limit how often
they pop up) Can you cite an example of a "good" pop-up?

Finally, how do you feel about windows that pop up as the visitor
leaves the website? Somehow, they seem more objectionable than those that
pop up while the visitor is in the site.

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