Dynamic HTML Tooltips
Chances are you've seen the little tooltip windows that open up when you mouseover a graphic image on a web page. It comes from the alt attribute of the <IMG> HTML tag. But did you know you can create the same effect with text using DHTML?
Besides changing the visibility property of that hidden text box, did you notice it even appeared over the text of this paragraph? This is a good demonstration of the true dynamic nature of DHTML. It allows the page to change without having to be refreshed. Imagine the wear and tear and bandwidth saved on your server by not having to reload the page to make changes in appearance. Now, we know what you're thinking. Gee, if I can do that, can I make it dynamically display an image? Swami Netbro says, let it be so.
OK, How Did You Guys Do That?
Please let us know if this tip was helpful to you, or if you have anything you don't understand, by sending us email or visiting the comments page. If you want to see how we implemented the tooltip DHTML feature here at Internet Brothers, take a look at our Observations page.
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