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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver
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Creating HTML containers


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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver

with Chris Converse

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Now to add data into a HTML file for our HTML based tooltips, let's come back to our HTML file. Now one thing we can't do is put HTML as the value of an attribute. So if we want have HTML formatted content we can't put that inside of the data-tip-source value. So what we're going to have to do is add some HTML into the page that we can pull from with JavaScript. So let's come down to after the tooltip_container that we added. Let's hit a Return and we're going to put it div here that going to hold all of our HML based tooltips.

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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

Creating HTML containers

Now to add data into a HTML file for our HTML based tooltips, let's come back to our HTML file. Now one thing we can't do is put HTML as the value of an attribute. So if we want have HTML formatted content we can't put that inside of the data-tip-source value. So what we're going to have to do is add some HTML into the page that we can pull from with JavaScript. So let's come down to after the tooltip_container that we added. Let's hit a Return and we're going to put it div here that going to hold all of our HML based tooltips.

So let's start by adding a div, we will set a class. The class is going to be tooltip-source-html. Let's end the tag and then end the div. Let's come in here and split that open and let's add another div inside of here. We are going to set an id to tooltip-sidebar.

Let's end that tag and then end the div. Let's split that open and inside of here let's add the HTML formatting that's going to be for the sidebar tooltip. We are going to start by adding an image tag. We are going to set the source equal to. Let's come into the images directory on the desktop. Let's pick the lynda.gif file. Let's hit a space. Let's add a little inline styling here. So let's type style equals, two quotes.

Inside of the quotes we'll set float:left, then a semicolon. Outside of that attribute, forward slash, let's end the image tag. Then let's type this is a tip that has, then a space. Let's add a strong tag. Next, let's add an emphasis tag.

Let's add a style attribute onto the emphasis tag, style equals, inside of the parentheses color, colon, pound sign. We'll just make this a light yellow. So let's put in ffe19a, semicolon. Let's end the emphasis tag, then we'll type HTML-formatted.

Let's end the emphasis tag, let's end the strong tag. Then the word content, comma, including an image, then a period. Now since we have an image up here with the float property we're going to want to actually clear that float. So let's hit a Return, we'll add one more div. We're going to set a class=" clear-all" and then end that div.

Now with our HTML in place we want to hide this so that the users don't actually see where we're storing this content, because this is going to be the content we want to inject into the tooltip. So let's come up here and let's select the class name, tooltip-source-html. Let's copy that, save our HTML file. Let's move over to our tooltip.css file. Let's scroll down and after our tooltip container, let's hit a Return, type period, paste in that class name, put a beginning and ending bracket, and inside there we're going to set display to none. Then hit Save.

So now with our HTML file in the page and our CSS hiding that container, next we can work on adding the additional attributes into the sidebar to pick out this id instead of using text inside of the data-tip-source.

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