|Subject:||Re: Looking for info on a mouseover "crosshair" image|
|Posted by:||Mark Tranchant (ma…@tranchant.plus.com)|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Jun 2004|
> Or something that looks similar. The small image I'm thinking of stays in
> view - it remains at the same place on the screen - usually on the right
> side bottom - and does not scroll with the page contents. On mouseover, the
> image changes to reveal a short text, such as: "Click here to send message."
> or another message.
So how does the user know what it does without mousing over it?
What about users with text browsers - what will they see?
If the user doesn't have a mouse, what does "click here" mean?
Why not a recognizable icon like an envelope with a small "contact" text
> Now I'd like to know how to design an item similar to it, but I don't know
> what kind of code I'm looking for. I don't know if this is made with
> Macromedia's Flash or a dhtml code - or - does anyone know?
I'd suggest a separate <div> using CSS position: fixed;. IE won't
support it without some hackery, which may be a problem for you.
Flash would make the page unnecessarily heavy, and DHTML can get very
messy to support all browsers properly.
Take a look at my site using Mozilla or Firefox. I use fixed positioning
for my menu and header bar: you'll need to find a long enough page to
scroll to see the effect. As I said, it won't work in IE.
Degrades nicely into scrolling content on non-supporting browsers and
plain text suitably ordered in the source for text browsers.
Looking for info on a mouseover "crosshair" image posted by Claude on Wed, 30 Jun 2004