Can anyone direct me to a tutorial or action that will make a new small window pop-up then go away when a user hovers over a region of a website? As in google maps. I’ve tried searching but I just don’t know what to call it technically. Thank you in advance.
Do you mean like a sort of “tooltip” window within the current page, or do you mean a literal new window? If the former, look at Target Show/Hide Layer Action (core) and see if that does the trick for you. You apply the layer action to the element you want to have appear, and it hides it for you and waits until you ask for it to appear. You signal that it should appear using the Rollover Action.
Yes, I meant a new, smaller window with links, a photo and short description, maybe with a frame that is also a pointer, like Google local business pages. The window needs to appear in a specific location.
The window/pointer would appear when the user hovers but if they click the region either it would stay in front as it does in FW spawn a new window action. I figured out how to do that. I’m thinking I make the window/pointer a transparent png so the irregular shape is preserved then format the content as usual, right?
I just can’t figure out how to control all those factors. Any tips you can give me would be most appreciated.
I would make a transparent PNG and use it as a background image for an HTML box. Include any shadows or whatever as part of this image. (Set this image as a background in the style tab of the item Inspector while you have your HTML box selected.) Then use padding inside that box to force the text area into the correct part of the overall box so that the illusion is preserved and your text doesn’t run over the edges of your speech bubble or whatever the effect looks like. By using HTML text, you will allow customers to copy and paste the address or whatever you want to put in your tooltip. And by using a background image, you will get away with fewer elements on the page, since you won’t have to float one element above another, and then somehow show/hide them as a group.