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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver
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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver

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Now in order to have content for our tooltip we're going to need to add some content into the HTML so that we can actually pull this out of jQuery later. So what we're going to do is let's scroll up in our HTML file. Let's find the hyperlink that's not inside of the aside, but still inside of the article. It's the one down here that says text-based tooltip. We have an anchor link outside of here with an href. Inside of this anchor tag we want to add some additional attributes. Let's first start by typing class and the class we want to set for this going to be tooltip.

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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver
54m 15s Intermediate Aug 28, 2012

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Tooltips can greatly improve the usability of your web site by providing direction and cues to visitors. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to convert text or graphics into a mouse-sensitive tooltip. The tutorials demonstrate how to create the markup in Dreamweaver and activate the tooltip with jQuery, as well as add positioning and effects.

Topics include:
  • Saving web graphics from Photoshop
  • Creating the tooltip container
  • Adding the jQuery $(document).ready() and mouse events
  • Detecting and setting HTML-based tooltips
  • Attaching the tip container to the mouse
  • Setting the tooltip to fade in and out
  • Accounting for other CSS-positioned elements
Subjects:
Developer Web Programming Languages Projects Web Development
Software:
Dreamweaver jQuery
Author:
Chris Converse

Adding the tip info

Now in order to have content for our tooltip we're going to need to add some content into the HTML so that we can actually pull this out of jQuery later. So what we're going to do is let's scroll up in our HTML file. Let's find the hyperlink that's not inside of the aside, but still inside of the article. It's the one down here that says text-based tooltip. We have an anchor link outside of here with an href. Inside of this anchor tag we want to add some additional attributes. Let's first start by typing class and the class we want to set for this going to be tooltip.

Next property, we're going to set in HTML5 data property. So we're going to data dash and then we're going to make up in attribute name here, tip dash type equals, two quotes, and then let's say "text" inside of that. Then one more attribute. Data dash, tip dash, source equals two quotes, and inside of here we're going to the actual text that's going to show up as the tooltip "This is the tip text." So now we have these three additional attributes inside of here.

If you remember in the introduction video we had two different types of tooltips text-based ones and HTML formatted ones. So what we're doing here is under data-type- type we're going to set this one to "text". And then we're going to pick up a data- tip-source and used this text to inject into the tooltip container. So now that we have some tool-tip- data in our HTML file, next we can start working on our JavaScript.

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