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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver
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Exploring resources for additional menu plug-ins


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Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver

with Chris Converse

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Now in this course we touched on a couple of different technologies. The first one is HTML5, the layout that I provided as a starting point uses HTML5, and we also added in a Google shiv which enables HTML5 for older browsers such as IE 7 and 8. And if you take a look at the courses that I have on lynda.com, there is a Create an HTML5 Video Gallery; this particular course walks you step-by-step through adding in the Google shiv and showing you exactly how that HTML5 translates to older browsers. The other thing we did in this course was we took a look at different CSS3 properties.

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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

Exploring resources for additional menu plug-ins

Now in this course we touched on a couple of different technologies. The first one is HTML5, the layout that I provided as a starting point uses HTML5, and we also added in a Google shiv which enables HTML5 for older browsers such as IE 7 and 8. And if you take a look at the courses that I have on lynda.com, there is a Create an HTML5 Video Gallery; this particular course walks you step-by-step through adding in the Google shiv and showing you exactly how that HTML5 translates to older browsers. The other thing we did in this course was we took a look at different CSS3 properties.

We looked at the RGBA color space to do alpha, we also looked at rounded corners, and so I also recommend the CSS3 First Look on the lynda.com library to get a sense of what's new in CSS3. And then finally we added in a fade effect into our tooltip. This is part of our rollover animation and I have examples of additional animated rollovers that you can create using jQuery and combination with HTML and CSS. So with that, that concludes Creating a Tooltip for your website using jQuery and I really appreciate you watching my course.

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