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    Question Web design direction needed please.

    Hey people,

    I'm designing a business website and the owner wants me to integrate the testimonials from customers in such a fashion that they appear at random throughout the page in pop-up windows. I assume I would need to write a Javascript code for it and then integrate it in html. Yet, I know I'm not the first person who has this type of designing to do and I'm just wondering if anyone has the piece of code for it or knows where to find it? Either that or can give me a few pointers about writing it from scratch.

    Thanks in advance ))

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    So your title is asking for direction...

    forget the pop-ups... They are so 80's and most people find them extremely annoying.

    i can only speak for myself, but if I'm on a site and I get even one of those crappy pop-ups that require me to do anything before I can continue usin the site, I close the pop up and move on to the nex site.

    testimonials are a great thing for many sites, but they are best placed in a location that can be seen and you draw attention to them with colors or graphics... As for the randomness ... There are literally thousands of JS scripts that can accomplish that for you... You create a page with the testimonials formatted specifically like the script says, add a little script in the head of the page, add a little script in the location of the display area... Then each time a page loads, it goes and pulls one randomly and displays it.

    ive had clients ask for pop ups before and I was able to discourage them, and for those that insist, when they see the bounce rate in the log files for this pages, they usually understand and ask me to take it off.

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    Actually, testimonials aren't always "great"...it depends on who writes them and how legitimate they are. I remember there was a registrar back in the day named Dodora that had "testimonials" in plain text from various individuals. One of the names looked suspicious to me, so I Googled it. Turned out it was a Nigerian dictator that had been killed three years prior to the "testimonial", which I thought was just awesome. Nothing like a testimonial from beyond the grave. So before you even worry about whether they should pop up in a new window (which as WZ quite rightly pointed out, they shouldn't), you'll need to find a way to make sure that they're both believable and legitimate.
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    TheGame is absolutely dead on ( no pun intended ), make sure the "testimonials" that are being used are written in a believable and gramatically correct presentation.

    poorly written or "over the top" type testimonials are / can be more damaging than no testimonials. The whole and only purpose of a testimonial is to instill "confidence" within the that the product or service that YOU are offering is what they need to get from "YOU"... If the testimonials aren't genuine, you could very well push potential clients away, or worse yet, to your competition.

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    "The trouble with online testimonials, is that it is difficult to know if they are true" - Thomas Jefferson
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    I thought George Washington Carver (you know, the guy who carved up George Washington) said that.
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    I think you can get solution of this problem on the w3 school. I hope it will be helpful for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare View Post
    "The trouble with online testimonials, is that it is difficult to know if they are true" - Thomas Jefferson
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    I thought George Washington Carver (you know, the guy who carved up George Washington) said that.
    Is this what they teach you up there about US History?
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    W3 school or stack flow can surely give you the code.....


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