Dialog dilemmas and modal mischief: a deep dive into popovers and how to build them

A presentation at Front Conference in in Zürich, Switzerland by Hidde de Vries

Our design systems commonly feature components that show on top of other content: tooltips, date pickers, menus and teaching UI, to name just a few. Proposed web platform features are about to make building these “popovers” a whole lot easier. You might not even need JavaScript. In this talk, you’ll learn all about the upcoming ‘popover’ attribute, when to use modality and access to the top layer.


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