I’ve started to use jQuery on the current project I’m working on and I really love it so far. It’s a lot easier to grasp than I expected and is very lightweight for such a powerful framework.
When the site is done I’ll post a link to it. I’ve used jQuery for tabbed forms, form data manipulation and updating of page text and more. There’s one thing I didn’t find out how to do with it or if even a plugin exists for it and it’s a specific kind of tooltips implementation. jQuery does have tooltip plugins but none I found can easily take the text from ANY element in a page and show it in the tooltip when mousing over another element.
The contents of my tooltips was long and needed to be formatted so I placed it in hidden divs with a class named “descriptions” and those divs are hidden by the script so available as linked references if JS is off. I’m really surpised I couldn’t find a similar implementation for jQuery. The tooltips script I used is the one from Walter Zorn. If anyone knows of one that works similarly (needs to load content from any ID’d element on the page) then please share! 🙂 The one thing I do not like about Zorn’s script is that it relies on the onmouseover and onmouseout attributes and I would like to keep the code cleaner.