You may want to examine:


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.

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?

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

Tel: 310.452.5501
Fax: 310.452.5601