An effective AJAX alert box

This is one of the best AJAX alert boxes I have seen. The latest changes on Ebay's feedback system are important enough to warrant a deliberate notice to all users entering the feedback system.

What I like about this alert box:

  • Grey background. Just the right opacity – not too dark or light.
  • Close button and X in top right. Both common standards, so user knows exactly what to do.
  • "Don't show me this again" checkbox to put the user in control.
  • Yellow heading with gradient, consistent with operating system messages.
  • Shadow around the alert box to make it stand off the page.
  • Centred both horizontally and vertically.

Ebay alert box

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