jQuery Modal

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Example 1: Open & Close with links

  1. Embed modal HTML in document (and hide it)
  2. Create a link with rel="modal:open" and set the href attribute to the modal's DOM id.
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <!-- Don't forget to include jQuery ;) -->
  <script src="jquery.modal.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

  <!-- Modal HTML embedded directly into document -->
  <div id="ex1" style="display:none;">
    <p>Thanks for clicking.  That felt good.  <a href="#" rel="modal:close">Close</a> or press ESC</p>

  <!-- Link to open the modal -->
  <p><a href="#ex1" rel="modal:open">Open Modal</a></p>


Demo: Open Modal

Example 2: styled login form & events

This example demonstrates how visually customizable the modal is.

Example 3: adjusting to content

This example shows how modals are centered automatically. It also demonstrates how a vertical scrollbar appears whenever the modal content overflows.

Example 4: AJAX

This first example uses rel="modal:open" to automatically load the page contents into a modal via AJAX:

<a href="ajax.html" rel="modal:open">example</a>

This second example shows how you can manually load AJAX pages into a modal. Note that the AJAX response must be wrapped in a div with class modal:

<!-- Normal link -->
<a href="ajax.html" id="manual-ajax">second example</a>
// Open modal in AJAX callback
$('#manual-ajax').click(function(event) {
  $.get(this.href, function(html) {
<!-- AJAX response must be wrapped in the modal's root class. -->
<div class="modal">
<p>Second AJAX Example!</p>

If you want more spinner styles, check out ajaxload.info.

Example 5: the un-closable window

This example demonstrates how to disable the default methods of closing the modal:

  escapeClose: false,
  clickClose: false,
  showClose: false

Example 6: Multiple Modals

This example shows how only one modal can be open at a time. If you open a new modal while an existing modal is open, the existing modal is closed first. If you need to stack multiple modals at the same time, just set the closeExisting option to false. See an example here.

  closeExisting: false

Example 7: Fade Transitions

This example shows how you can do a simple fade by specifying the fadeDuration option.

  fadeDuration: 100

You can also use fadeDelay to control the point during the overlay's fade in at which the modal fades in. For example, to fade in the modal when the overlay transition is 50% complete:

  fadeDuration: 1000,
  fadeDelay: 0.50

The default value is 1.0, meaning the window transition begins once the overlay transition has finished. Values greater than 1.0 mean there is a delay between the completed overlay transition and the start of the window transition, example:

  fadeDuration: 1000,
  fadeDelay: 1.75 // Will fade in 750ms after the overlay finishes.

Tip: set fadeDelay: 0 to have the overlay and window fade in simultaneously.

In the spirit of keeping this library small, fading is the only supported transition. When the modal is closed, both the overal and window transition out simultaneously.

Example 10: Custom Class for Close Button

This example demonstrates how to add extra classes to the close button (for custom styles for the close button):

  closeClass: 'icon-remove',
  closeText: '!'

And then of course your custom CSS

.modal a.close-modal[class*="icon-"] {
  top: -10px;
  right: -10px;
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  color: #fff;
  line-height: 1.25;
  text-align: center;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-indent: 0;
  background: #900;
  border: 2px solid #fff;
  -webkit-border-radius:  26px;
  -moz-border-radius:     26px;
  -o-border-radius:       26px;
  -ms-border-radius:      26px;
  -moz-box-shadow:    1px 1px 5px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
  -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 5px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
  box-shadow:         1px 1px 5px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);