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 write the necessary HTML and activate the tooltip with jQuery, as well as add positioning and effects.
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