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Tool-tip pop-ups? Use "title=" in your Tags

By Dianne Reuby
Posted Friday, June 25, 2004

If you've created web pages, you've probably used the ALT as
part of your IMG tag. When your visitor puts their cursor
over the image, a pop-up "tool-tip" gives them essential
information.

You can get exactly the same effect on other web objects,
using "title".

Here are some examples.

News

These "tool-tips" can give valuable help to your visitors,
and make your page look neater - you don't need to have long
explanations on display. By including them in a title tag,
your visitors will see them when they need them.

They'll work in Internet Explorer version 4 onwards.
Netscape version 4 and later should show them correctly, but
I haven't been able to test all versions.

Happy site building!

About the Author
Dianne Reuby is co-author of the e-book "First Website
Builder". Dianne created and runs the First Web Builder
site, dedicated to providing ebooks and tips for new
webmasters.
Visit FWB at (http://firstwebbuilder.co.uk/)