You may want to examine:
http://www.epssinfosite.com/popup_msgs.htm

and
http://www.devx.com/upload/free/features/webbuilder/1999/wb0799/bf0799/bf079
9.asp

for two different examples. The first reference describes how to implement a
pop-up help/validation message. The second uses JavaScript to flip a graphic
when validation fails. Both techniques have their drawbacks but in a number
of ways are an improvement over the ever-annoying JavaScript alert box.

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Marc Chrusch              [log in to unmask]
Director, Usability & Design
Thomson Interactive Media



-----Original Message-----
From: Anastasia Fischer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 7:47 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: error messages


I'm doing some research on effective ways to present error messages in web
based apps... those generated when the user has missed a field, etc. Has
anyone seen creative solutions?

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Anastasia Fischer
Eye & Ear Media
P.O. Box 5085
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tel: 310.452.5501
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