Popup pages

Say in the case of making a pop-up sign up form or a pop-up information page that doesn't open up a new window how will i go about doing that in rails?

Posted about 4 years ago by JrK
Posted about 4 years ago by Alex Yang

These pop-ups are called modals. If you're using Bootstrap, you can read more about how to set them up in their documentation. Here's the link:
http://getbootstrap.com/javascript/#modals

If you're just creating an informational modal, you should be able to just follow the Bootstrap instructions. However, if you want to use a modal containing a form, you'll likely need to use something called AJAX to submit the form. AJAX allows you to submit a form without redirecting to another URL - in other words, you can submit the sign-up form and have the modal close and now display the content for registered users. Setting up AJAX and modals may be a bit complicated if you're new to programming, but I highly recommend that you do some Google searching to learn more about it as it's a very useful technique!

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