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Wussy question

2005-06-28 01:49:55.227825+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

I'm heads down in work and could figure this out for myself, but getting it right cross-platform and all would suck, so... What I want is a little JavaScript to let me put several rollover hot-spots on an image, each of which displays a <div ... at that location. Specifically, if I've got a map with hotspots, I'd like to be able to rollover those and display alittle thumbnail with a description and some links. Should be easy, although I know that there are some cross-browser positioning issues, and I'm too far in to C++ and scene graphs right now to want to spend the hours it'd take to get it right.

[ related topics: Web development Maps and Mapping ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-28 13:00:54.642424+00 by: meuon

I found lots of examples to get started on.. Lots of bad example Javascript out on the web.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-28 14:08:32.187929+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, 'zactly. Lots of "almost". And I don't think even the JavaScript book tackled this directly. I think the right thing to do is <div ...>s with absolute positions, toggling the appropriate "hidden" attribute with the JavaScript, but... maybe if this week goes well I'll get a chance to diddle with that stuff later.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-28 14:21:28.97656+00 by: meuon

I may try later.. I'm creating PDF's in PHP right now, Wednesday is meetings.. Thursday is a patient records conversion at Erlanger..(lots of DB2 Sql Dumps) etc.. etc..

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-28 20:48:21.536595+00 by: Dori

Which edition of the book do you have? The code's not pretty, but I think that this one more-or-less does what you want. In this case, it's an image map, not separate divs, though.

If that isn't what you want, holler.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-29 05:31:10.160361+00 by: Hanan Cohen

How about seeing how flickr is doing notes?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-29 14:21:07.871523+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've never thought about Flickr because I don't ever seem to be running a browser in which it works. But here's a rough first pass at what I was thinking of.