Information balloon pop-ups
22nd April 2006
Updated 24th June 2006
copyright © stu nicholls - CSS play
For Corl DeLuna, thank you.
This one has a little bit extra to my previous demonstration. Links in the pop-ups.
The method is based on my drop-down and flyout menus whereby Internet Explorer can be made to recognise nested links by using tables.
Hover the mouse over any of the web pages to see a pop-up information box with the site name and a snippet of information. Also included are three links from the particular web site.
Non IE browsers are able to use the li:hover styling to show the pop-up balloon but IE is limited to using a:hover. Conditional comments are used to feed the nested links to IE5.5 and IE6.
IE7 beta 2 recognises li:hover so it is excluded from the conditional comments.
This works in IE5.5, IE6, IE7 beta X, Firefox, Opera etc.
IE5.01 will just see the browsers images which can still be clicked to take you to the web site.
I have chosen the above web site for no particular reason except that they have been shown in css galleries.
You may use this method on your personal 'non-profit' web site without seeking my permission. A link back to CSSplay is always appreciated.
Commercial usage is also permitted without seeking approval, but I would ask that a donation is considered to support my work on CSSPlay.
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Please ask permission before using or copying this example to your web site.