Okay have been away from things for a while. I want to be able to point to an area on an image that when ia mouse goes over the area a non persistant display is shown of the text on the picture. The main picture is an large timeline that if I do an enlarged image it isn't really best for people to be able to read the text. I know there is a map for image.that can create a popup with a new browser window. Since there are 9 columns I really don't want to go that way, but could. Doing a popup message is again a situation where people have to click to close the popup. Plus people block popups. What I would like is something like the image below. When you roll over the GitHub hyperlink a preview of the page is displayed. That isn't what I want, but it is the look I want. When you move the mouse the display goes away. So again 1 need 1: when mouse over an area of an image want a message either typed material or a small image is displayed. So a onMouseOver event 2. Then on exit the display goes away with user doing nothing but moving mouse. onMouseOut event 3. A non modal display without buttons or border. 4. Something that doesn't make the user have to have popups allowed. 5. A picture with many many areas going to an different "popup". So the question. What is what I want to do called? What is the easiest and less impact on the site size. Thank you. I have attached an image that I am looking at, but not associated with a link.
You're looking for a "tooltip script", a search in Google will give you tons of options, most with step-by-step instructions on how to add it to your page.
Have you given any thought to how this will work on mobile devices though
Over half of internet usage is now on mouseless devices...
A default browser tooltip might be all you need. Nothing fancy, no special scripts required. Simply add a title attribute to your markup.
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I don't think a single tooltip is what the OP requires on account they say they want 'many many areas going to a different "popup"' on a large image, which suggests to me they have to use a number of hotspots on the image to achieve what they require OR split the large image into slices and use single tooltips on those slices.
It's still possible to add
title="tooltip text here" to image map hotspots. However, old fashioned image maps are NOT responsive. But this is.
That's probably going to be a better suggestion/option to the OPs original question unless the image in question is an actual image, in which case an svg format isnt a good solution. If its a graphic then it is.