Tool Tips on inline links

10th May 2007

20th July 2007 - version two added

VERSION 1

Claude Monet

His youth was spent in Le Havre, where he first excelled as a caricaturist but was then converted to landscape painting by his early mentor BoudinOne of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air., from whom he derived his firm predilection for painting out of doors.

Women in the Garden

In 1859 he studied in Paris at the Atelier Suisse and formed a friendship with PissarroFrench Impressionist painter, who endured prolonged financial hardship in keeping faith with the aims of Impressionism.. After two years' military service in Algiers, he returned to Le Havre and met JongkindPainter and printmaker whose small, informal landscapes continued the tradition of the Dutch landscapists., to whom he said he owed `the definitive education of my eye'.

He then, in 1862, entered the studio of Gleyre in Paris and there met Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille, with whom he was to form the nucleus of the Impressionist group.

Monet's devotion to painting out of doors is illustrated by the famous story concerning one of his most ambitious early works, Women in the Garden (Musée d'Orsay, Paris; 1866-67). The picture is about 2.5 meters high and to enable him to paint all of it outside he had a trench dug in the garden so that the canvas could be raised or lowered by pulleys to the height he required.

CourbetThe painter Courbet started and dominated the French movement toward realism. visited him when he was working on it and said Monet would not paint even the leaves in the background unless the lighting conditions were exactly right.

This text is an excerpt from The WebMuseum, ParisThe WebMuseum has been designed for academic, educational use.


VERSION 2

Claude Monet

His youth was spent in Le Havre, where he first excelled as a caricaturist but was then converted to landscape painting by his early mentor BoudinOne of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air., from whom he derived his firm predilection for painting out of doors.

Women in the Garden

In 1859 he studied in Paris at the Atelier Suisse and formed a friendship with PissarroFrench Impressionist painter, who endured prolonged financial hardship in keeping faith with the aims of Impressionism.. After two years' military service in Algiers, he returned to Le Havre and met JongkindPainter and printmaker whose small, informal landscapes continued the tradition of the Dutch landscapists., to whom he said he owed `the definitive education of my eye'.

He then, in 1862, entered the studio of Gleyre in Paris and there met Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille, with whom he was to form the nucleus of the Impressionist group.

Monet's devotion to painting out of doors is illustrated by the famous story concerning one of his most ambitious early works, Women in the Garden (Musée d'Orsay, Paris; 1866-67). The picture is about 2.5 meters high and to enable him to paint all of it outside he had a trench dug in the garden so that the canvas could be raised or lowered by pulleys to the height he required.

CourbetThe painter Courbet started and dominated the French movement toward realism. visited him when he was working on it and said Monet would not paint even the leaves in the background unless the lighting conditions were exactly right.

This text is an excerpt from The WebMuseum, ParisThe WebMuseum has been designed for academic, educational use.


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Information

A simple method of producing tool tips for inline links. All that is needed is a single graphic pointer and a little extra markup and style.

Like a lot of simple demonstrations there is always one browser that cannot get it right, and this time it is Opera. The :hover does not display correctly, but when the link is clicked it shows correctly.

Perhaps the next release of Opera can rectify this 'bug'.

The single pointer image used is shown here : tooltip

Version two show an alternative method that does not use any images. The pointer is produced using border art and makes use of the new found way of having transparent borders in IE6.


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