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CSS Tooltips - Part Four

By: John Gallant, Holly Bergevin, on Friday, February 11, 2005
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Primary Category: CSSUp until recently, CSS popup methods were limited to the hovering of links because that was the only type of element Internet Explorer for Windows was able to "hover." Things are a little different now, because we can hover elements other than links, and that includes real block elements! Where these new tooltips really shine is in providing a little visual flair to a page. Imagine seeing a photo of an electric motor, and as each part is hovered, a popup appears nearby with an exploded diagram of that part. A little thought will provide many more useful ideas, and yet so far we have only scratched the surface. Come explore this new method and get a feel for what is possible.

The Tooltips Series:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

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