Java Tool-Tip Rollovers in Dreamweaver

   ●  Make a Tool-Tip Window Pop-UP on rollover using jQuery.

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jQuery Div Styling
Image Maps Alt tags

This tutorial is part of a series:

1 - 175_java_tooltip_Dw    2 - 64_style_apdiv_Dw.htm    3 - 95_float_animated_gif_Dw.htm  4 - More    5 - More     6 - More   7 - More  

  •   This tutorial is part of the What in the World? Project.

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animated flagEngland is known for its long history.

The Romans called it Britannia and named its major trade center Londinium.

Step #1: Open your Travel Site in Dreamweaver ~

Insert your map in your content area …

Hopefully you've got a content area or somewhere your map can be inserted.




Click inside that area …

… and insert your map.png by clicking there and going to: Insert > Image.

(Remember, all images must to be kept in the local Root Folder of your project … )


Step #2: Download jQuery ~

jQuerey is a JavaScript library needed for this to work.

Go to: and click "Download the uncompressed, development jQuery … " and open it in Dreamweaver …

Step #3: Open the File in Dreamweaver ~

Open the file in Dreamweaver and save file in the root folder of this project as: jquery.js

jquery root folder

Step #4: Link the File ~

Copy this code …


<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>

… click Split to reveal the code on your map page …


… and paste the copied code just ABOVE last head tag.

paste code head tag

Step #5: javascript ~

Now copy this code …

<script type="text/javascript">  

$(document).ready(function() {	




… look for the <head> </head> tags …

head tags

… and paste it above the last </head> tag also.

java code pasted

Step #6: Insert a Div ~

Go to: Insert > Layout Objects > AP Div …

… and drag the div where you want it to appear.

Step #7: Type Something ~

Type something in the box - just so you can see it - you can change it later.

Step #8: Image Map ~

Select the your map by clicking on it …

… go to the Properties menu and look for the image map Hotspot icons …

Select the shape that most suits your composition, and draw it …

… then a box pops up:

image map

… which means you've got to name the tag in the "alt" field, down here:

Step #9: Locate your Hotspot code ~

Now select the hotspot by clicking on it …

image map selected

… and look for the code that controls your hotspot:

Step #10: Code Hints ~

Click inside the code just before the /> and hit "Space," and type: id="hotspot1"

The final code looks something like this:

Step #11: Hotspot ~

Now save your page and view it in a browser.


Now you have your first rollover "hotspot."

Step #12: display : none ~

Lastly, scroll up and find the #apDiv1 code …

… and type display: none;





display: none; makes it invisible when the page loads - it's still there, just hidden.






display: none; makes it disappear.





Change it back and forth between display: block; and display: none; to have the div appear and disappear.


Last Step: Upload your Site ~

Save and upload your files with the completed code.

upload your site

Attach the URL of your site, and continue working

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