For many organizations, it becomes imperative to communicate with your stakeholders in the event of an emergency. However, many common website components are not well-suited for presenting urgent information under adverse circumstances. Pop-ups may be blocked or dismissed accidentally, slideshows may fail to load under low-bandwidth conditions, and any text contained within images is inaccessible to screen readers used by blind and low-vision users.
Therefore, alert banners are often the best design pattern for presenting an urgent message or call to action to stakeholders who visit your website. A properly implemented alert banner can quickly and reliably catch the attention of your audience, let them know that an emergency is in progress, provide actionable instructions with the most relevant facts, and direct them to additional resources or updates as needed.Read more