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Sep 10, 2020

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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.  

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Not sure what it is called

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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.  

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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.

<Devil's_Advocate>
Have you given any thought to how this will work on mobile devices though
Over half of internet usage is now on mouseless devices...
</Devil's_Advocate>

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A default browser tooltip might be all you need.  Nothing fancy, no special scripts required.  Simply add a title attribute to your markup.

 

HTML CODE:

<p><abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.</p>
<p><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org" title="Free Web tutorials">Mozilla Developers Network</a></p>

 

RESULTS:

WHO was founded in 1948.

Mozilla Developers Network

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

https://jsfiddle.net/NancyO/6k3v4ge1/21/

 

 

 

 

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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.

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