| 9:25 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Check out dynamicdrive.com, they have a number of innovative little help boxes you could use.
| 9:44 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
| 9:57 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
| 10:02 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Just being a little pedantic, we try to avoid having too much script running client side. And none is better as far as the project leader is concerned. I do realize that what we are after will require some scripting and having several options available for the demo would be nice. I will be pushing for the DHTML options as they are much nicer and have a better look and feel to them. But showing some of the less scripted ones is also nice.
| 10:26 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Stick it all in an include file, that way it gets cached on the client side. Speeds up downloading and processing time.
| 10:40 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I suppose this is cheating but it can all be done in HTML, it is intuitive for the user and it works. What I have done in the past is stick a little image of a question mark beside each input box. You can place the tips in the alt text for the question mark images and the user can view them when they hover over the question mark.
| 10:54 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Ohh, clever! Although with the DHTML solution you can alter and modify the colour and size of the tooltip.
Another quick & dirty way would just be to add OnMouseOver="window.status='message to display'" OnMouseOut="window.status=''" in the href to display your tip in the browser status bar.
| 2:59 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Cheers folks some nice solutions there...