After seeing a need to generate modals on the fly in several projects, I decided that it was time to write a library. Ideally, my vision was to make it easy to “inject” a modal into a page without having to store it in a page’s source code. Out of this vision came ModalKit.
ModalKit’s functionality is event-driven, and its first release offers a respectable range of options to make it versatile. ModalKit features a templating system built atop the Handlebars templating library, and timeout options to allow modals to dismiss themselves automatically. For developers that work with modals often, or may want a better way to trigger and manipulate modals, this library is for you.
As I’ve wrapped up the 1.0.0 release, I’ve already started working on integrating ModalKit with projects. I’m a big believer in eating your own dog food. In the coming weeks, you’ll find ModalKit integrated with the DRC site, specifically the Work page. Though the first release is now live, development is only beginning. On the radar are optimizations to the installation process, as well as new ways to present modals.
For developers that may choose to integrate ModalKit with a project, please don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback and suggestions, or submit a pull request on GitHub. I’d love to hear about how ModalKit can be improved.
ModalKit has been released under the GNU General Public License v3, and is available for review, download, and forking on GitHub.
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