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Now with our project files in place, let's open the HTML file up in Dreamweaver. Now if you'd rather take this course using a text editor inside of Adobe Dreamweaver, we are offering the same course in the lynda.com online training library using a text editor. Now with the HTML file opened up in Dreamweaver, let's come up here and make sure that you are looking at the Code view; we have Code, Split, and Design views. Let's switch back over to Code. Inside the code, I want to point out a few things that I already have set up here. So as I mentioned before, I wanted to give you a layout.
And then here on lines 9 through 12, we have an HTML conditional statement, and what this does is checks for Internet Explorer. So if less than IE 9, we are going to know that we are using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8, and what we are going to do is import a Google shiv. This is the HTML5 Google shiv and we're also going to bring in a separate tooltip ie.css file. Now this separate CSS file is going to allow us to do things like use semi-transparency in the background for a tooltip, using a graphic since IE 7 and 8 don't understand CSS3.
So in the next line, after footer, let's start with a div tag. Let's set an id. We're going to set this to tooltip_container, then end the tag, and then end the div. Now this div is going to be the outermost container for the tooltip, so this is where we are going to put text or HTML, and this is the actual object that's going to position itself relative to the mouse when somebody rolls over a tooltip. And now with the HTML in place, next we will work on the CSS rules to style the tooltip container.
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