Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tool tips thought

I don't know why it didn't occur to me before, but a tooltip does not have to be hidden when the link to hover loses focus. Especially if the tooltip should remain up for the user to interact with.

Instead ensure that the tooltip shows up where the mouse cursor is currently located, covering the underlying link, then hide it on mouse out of the tooltip instead of on mouseout of the initiating link.