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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.
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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