Yesterday I talked about Gritter, my favorite notification plugin, but there are times you want something different. Noty and Notify! each handle notifications in a different way and have a place in the website design toolbox.
In a nutshell, Noty lets you place a popup anywhere on the screen with formatting for Warning, Information, Notification, Error and Success. This is a nifty plugin, fairly lightweight and easy to style to fit in with your site:
Notify‘s notifications appear at the top of the browser screen. I’ve seen this kind of notification quite a bit, but I’m not entirely sure they stand out enough on a busy site. That said, you could style the notification to appear lower, within an element for example. In the demo I moved the notification to appear below my header:
How to choose which type of notification to use? It really depends on your audience and what they will respond to best. For notifications that aren’t error warnings, I like Gritter. For warnings, depending on the context and site layout something like Notify! or Noty works better.
While I was looking up the homepage links for Noty and Notify! I found lots more notification plugins that I’ll test out. If you have one you’d like me to take a look at, email me or DM me on Twitter.
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