View Full Version : Cool DHTML Tooltip Almost Working in Safari, Please Help

05-03-2006, 04:05 AM
I'm working on this page of this site:

And it looks good in IE, FF, Netscape...and almost works in Safari 1.3.2 (with OS 10.3.9) but it seems to degrade (increasing y offset distance) as you get lower and lower down the page. The top links work fine, but as you move down it gets worse until the Tooltip is completely out of the window.

Any help is deeply appreciated.

Here's the link of the tip:

05-03-2006, 06:08 AM
Both the demo page on DD and your page seem to work just fine in Safari. (v. 1.3.2 on OS 10.3.9 as well)

Dynamic drive does not support safari in general. The scripts may work, but it doesn't even say if they do. As such, you must assume some do not. Many do, though. Just a general note.

Also, you have a serious problem with your page. You have important information that doesn't appear to be visable in any other place ONLY viewable through the tooltip. As shown with this, some browsers won't be compatible. You should, if nothing else, make the mouseover pseudolinks actual links to info on another page.

05-03-2006, 06:22 AM
Did you try all of the links? Mine work for the top 5 or 6, but then break towards the bottom half.

Appreciate the note, will add "real" links to info as well

05-03-2006, 07:20 AM
we talked on aim... issue has to do with window size/screen resolution.... if it's big, no problem, if it's smaller, it jumps around

so.. any thoughts on this? it's the flip if too near wall function, I think.

05-03-2006, 08:33 AM
Well, the main problem with the page now appears to be the use of:




neither of which are defined. Additionally, your strict DOCTYPE might, I repeat might be responsible for positioning discrepancies you were having. Try with no DOCTYPE, just to see. If that fixes it, the script may be able to be fixed to work with your choice of DOCTYPE.

I Have no Mac to test on but, the first problem will be a problem on any system. The two tips that were working on the page looked fine in IE, FF and Opera.

05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Just wanted to repost and let everyone know that I switched to Fixed Tool Tip and it works just fine now in Safari


It must have something to do with the Cool DHTML Tooltip trying to detect the edges of the window or something because its behavior changed when I changed window resolutions (thanks to earlier suggestion).