Archive for December, 2009

Using setTimeout to Delay Showing Event-Delegation Tooltips

In my last two tutorials, I explained how to use event delegation for showing and hiding tooltips. In a comment on the first one, Jan Aagaard asked how we might go about enhancing the script by adding a small delay before showing a tooltip. The answer lies with two JavaScript functions, setTimeout() and clearTimeout().

Binding Multiple Events to Reduce Redundancy with Event-Delegation Tooltips

Last time I showed how to use event delegation to create a simple tooltip for a huge number of elements without running into the problem of binding an event handler to all of those elements. In this tutorial, I'm going to refine that tooltip script a bit, avoiding some code repetition and fixing a bug […]

Simple Tooltip for Huge Number of Elements

There are many, many jQuery tooltip plugins out there, and some of them are very good. But when someone on the jQuery Google Group asked (a year ago) which plugin could handle displaying tooltips for 2,000 links on a page, I wasn't able to find one. So, I decided to throw together a quick little […]