Whether you love or hate popups you have to accept they're no longer a valid design option. The age of the popup-blocker has rendered them useless. Although these tools are supposed to let legit popups through, I've seen and heard of occasions where they don't. An alternative is needed.
While I think they're really cool there's one thing that makes me think twice about using this class and that's the issue of size. The class is based on and requires Prototype.js. It also calls on Scriptaculous' Effects.js. All in this gives a combined weight of around 110KB and that doesn't include images and styles! Worth it?
Is it me or are there too many toolkits floating around at the moment? There's the prototype/scriptaculous combination, the Dojo toolkit, Yahoo! UI Library and the Google Web Toolkit. They're just the ones I can think of!
Which is best? I have no idea. Maybe Dojo now IBM have offered assistance? Anybody have a preference or know of a good rundown of the differences between them all? Apparently Prototype is a Porsche racing Dojo's Hummer.