View Full Version : Image w/ description tooltip *not working for me*

10-04-2006, 01:11 AM
1) Script Title: Image w/ description tooltip

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/imagetooltip.htm

3) Describe problem:

I've put all the coding into the places it said to, but it still isnt working for me. When I roll over the image mapped parts, the popup description doesnt show up.

The main page I have it on is - http://www.dance-wagga.com/studio1.html
But this is the page with the actual coding for the script - http://www.dance-wagga.com/studio2.html

Could you please view source of the pages and see if you can find what's wrong? Thanks.

10-04-2006, 04:10 AM
You've got to be kidding me:

"Please wait 5 minutes . . . "

It has been documented that most folks lose interest after 8 seconds. And using an image map, if that is what you are doing, is a bad idea with that particular script (and many others that key off of the mouse event's parent element for positioning). Also other scripts on the page may be in conflict. And, if you are going to use an image map, try reducing its byte size. I have no idea what the the other 24 + images loading in the background were, I couldn't wait around for them and I doubt many users would. If you are committed to the design (a bad idea in my opinion for several other reasons as well) you must at least drastically reduce the overall byte load. I have one of the fastest internet connections and it was too much for me to bother with.

10-04-2006, 05:15 AM
no need to be like that...I'm only 17 and I'm just trying to get some help.
Some of what you said made sense I guess. Obviously I cant use this script and image mapping together...

10-04-2006, 05:48 AM
I'm trying to get out of the habit of revisiting a thread once I have passed such harsh judgement on it as with this one but, I feel I have to make an exception here.

Speaking only from a visual perspective, it looked interesting, if a bit busy, if that is any compensation.

Also, the script in question can be made to work with an image map, it is just that there are so many other issues that need to be addressed first, simply to make the page accessible.

I didn't mean to discourage you from doing HTML and/or javascript, though. Think about people with much larger and with much smaller monitors, with varying resolutions - and about dial up users.